Child Abuse and Child Abusers
Protection and Prevention
Edited by Lorraine Waterhouse
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Based on both research and practice, this book provides a comprehensive picture of the success, fairness and significance of child protection services for children, parents and individuals. It approaches the problem of child abuse from the various perspectives of those affected (abused children and young people, parents and professionals) and provides information on the characteristics of those who sexually abuse children, including a discussion of the origins of exploitative sexuality. In addition, the authors look at how professionals are responding to or failing to respond to child abuse, multi-disciplinary collaboration, the benefits and shortcomings of prevention and self-help and the changing legal context within which they work as they illustrate the need to develop policies and practices which recognise the importance of protecting children who have been harmed as well as the significance of preventing such harm occurring.
RELATED TOPICS: Family & Childhood Studies
Lorraine Waterhouse is Professor of Social Work in the Department of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh.
1. Sexually abused children and young people speak out. Jacquie Roberts and Cathy Taylor, Polepark, Dundee. 2. The impact of child protection intervention on parents and children. Elaine Farmer, Bristol University. 3. The aftermath of child sexual abuse: the women's perspective. Harriet Dempster, Scottish Office. 4. Child sexual abusers: Challenging myths, Russell Dobash, Jim Carnie and Lorraine Waterhouse, Cardiff and Edinburgh Universities. 5. The origins of exploitative sexuality: the challenge of conducting useful research, David Glasgow, Liverpool University. 6. Evaluating parenting in child physical abuse, Lorraine Waterhouse and Tom Pitcairn, Edinburgh University. 7. Working together in child protection, Christine Hallett, Stirling University. 8. The Children Act 1989 and Child protection: European comparisons, Jim Christopherson, Nottingham University. 9. Children's hearings: A legal perspective after Orkney, Joe Thompson, Glasgow University. 10. Child protection services: A case of discrimination? Robin Clark, Social services, Victoria, Australia. 11. Facing the facts: self help as a response to child sexual abuse, Siobhan Lloyd, Aberdeen University. 12. The case for and against prevention, David Gough, Japan Woman's University.
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