Download PDF by Brian Corby: Child Abuse

By Brian Corby

ISBN-10: 033521763X

ISBN-13: 9780335217632

The definitive advisor to baby abuse--updated and revised the worldwide challenge of kid abuse keeps to confound these within the box of kid security. in addition to info that has made the 1st versions of kid Abuse:Towards a data Base bestsellers, this quantity comprises the main up to date study to be had from the U.S., Britain, and the ecu Union to help pros within the fight to guard young children from abuse. Stressing the necessity to view the matter in old, social, and political contexts, it presents key perform directions and tasks to maintain you at the innovative within the box. you will discover an entire account of advancements within the box because the early Nineties, together with: rising issues concerning the quantity and nature of institutional abuse tendencies towards extra preventive ways to baby defense New learn at the effects of kid abuse contemporary findings in regards to the net very important alterations in laws all over the world ". . . a good written, accomplished and informative book."-Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

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Broader social factors need to be taken into account as well. The climate was right for greater focus on the care and upbringing of children. The relative affluence of the 1960s created the conditions for people to pay greater attention to the psychological needs of children and to the quality of parent±child relationships. Kempe's ideas were in tune with the times in that the notion of parents abusing their children as a result of a psychological syndrome was more acceptable than attributing such cruelty to poverty or ignorance.

Kempe's ideas were in tune with the times in that the notion of parents abusing their children as a result of a psychological syndrome was more acceptable than attributing such cruelty to poverty or ignorance. By giving child abuse a medical label and seeing it as a treatable condition, the new forms of intervention into family life were not seen as a threat to the independence of families in general because they were aimed only at the families that had `the illness'. The re-emergence of child abuse as a problem in Britain Parton (1979, 1981, 1985) provided a detailed account of the development of child abuse as a social problem in Britain in the late 1960s and the 1970s.

NSPCC and other workers operating in this field were entrusted to carry out their work relatively free from close scrutiny and criticism. Child deaths from neglect and abuse had reduced considerably since before the First World War. Ill-treatment of children was, therefore, seen to be a containable problem and left to the professionals ± a far cry from what was to come when ironically the death rate from abuse was considerably lower. In his view, this process persisted right through to the rediscovery of child abuse in the 1960s and 1970s (see below).

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