Child Abuse

Child Abuse

by William A. Check
     
 

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Discusses the forms of child abuse, its historical and cultural context, and society's methods of dealing with it.  See more details below

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Discusses the forms of child abuse, its historical and cultural context, and society's methods of dealing with it.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-- There is a crying need for well-written books for young adults on this subject. They need the facts, and not just for reports. They need information to help them understand what happens to people--themselves or others--at the hands of confused and destructive adults. This volume is filled with facts about both physical and sexual abuse, but readers will have a difficult time pulling information from the clinical and obtuse prose. Check seems unaware that his readers are not adults. His text cites medical journals and instructional videotapes as authorities; the voices of young victims and their families are never heard. The most useful part of the book is the excellent list of child-help organizations. A book that does offer emotional support and insight--but few statistics--to teenagers concerned about sexual abuse is Helen Benedict's Safe, Strong, and Streetwise (Little, 1987). --Carolyn Polese, Gateway Community School, Arcata, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791005095
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Encyclopedia of Health Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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