Combatting Child Abuse: International Perspectives and Trends

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorNeil Gilbert

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The problem of child abuse has become increasingly evident in North America and Western Europe. Many countries are now struggling with issues involving the definition of child maltreatment, reporting requirements, processes for responding to reports, substantiation rates, and services toabused children and their families. This book illustrates alternative approaches to dealing with these problems by examining and comparing the designs of child abuse systems in nine countries: the US, English, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden.

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The problem of child abuse has become increasingly evident in North America and Western Europe. Many countries are now struggling with issues involving the definition of child maltreatment, reporting requirements, processes for responding to reports, substantiation rates, and services toabused children and their families. This book i...

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Through a comparative study of the designs of child abuse reporting systems in nine countries including the United States, England, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden, Combatting Child Abuse sheds light on common problems and policy responses currently emerging in efforts to reduce child abuse. By a...

Neil Gilbert is at University of California, Berkeley.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195100093

ISBN - 13:9780195100099

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"...[the book] contains a wealth of interesting information about public child welfare programs in the industrial nations. As such it makes a useful contribution to the development of comparative social policy research."--Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare