Child Safety: Problem and Prevention from Pre-School to Adolescence: A Handbook for Professionals / Edition 1

Child Safety: Problem and Prevention from Pre-School to Adolescence: A Handbook for Professionals / Edition 1

by Bill Gillham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415124778

ISBN-13: 9780415124775

Pub. Date: 05/02/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Child safety is everybody's concern, but much professional activity is misinformed or based on a misrepresentation of the facts, and preventative action is rarely adequately evaluated. Written and edited by leading researchers with an active role in social policy, this new book challenges both our understanding of the problem of child safety and points to the

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Overview

Child safety is everybody's concern, but much professional activity is misinformed or based on a misrepresentation of the facts, and preventative action is rarely adequately evaluated. Written and edited by leading researchers with an active role in social policy, this new book challenges both our understanding of the problem of child safety and points to the impotence of "educational" approaches based on "knowledge enhancement". The strong message is that improving children's knowledge has little or no effect on their behaviour. From the physical abuse of young children to drug abuse in adolescence, this book presents a radical new perspective on a key social issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415124775
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/02/1996
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1The challenge of child safety research
2Physical abuse: the problem
3The prevention of child abuse
4Child accidents at home, school and play
5Intervening to prevent accidents
6Child pedestrian accidents: what makes children vulnerable?
7Increasing traffic competence in young children
8Child sexual abuse: myth and reality
9The prevention of child sexual abuse
10Bullying as a social problem in schools
11The management and prevention of bullying
12Drug abuse: what's your poison?
13Drug abuse: the issue of prevention
Index

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