Social Work Education
This is not "just another" book about child abuse. It is a book of breadth and depth... There are extensive references for each chapter... In view of the growing recognition that practice and research with survivors and with their families needs to inform and to be informed by practice and research with abusers, it is good to read a book which addresses issues for these three groups... The best book on child abuse I have read for some time... I am happy to recommend the book to practitioners, trainers and educators.
Very compact yet comprehensive. Not only is it a good source of information but it raises questions of its own about research and the need for more information regarding abusers. This is a most valuable book for those who work in areas where there are children at risk or with survivors of abuse, in fact, for any professional carer.
This book covers a wide range of issues in child abuse…The main advantage of the book is that it addresses both the conduct of research in child abuse and the use of that research by practitioners. This discussion is placed in an international context and is focus on both the abused and the abuser…it does achieve its aim of setting the discussion in a wider social, legal and professional context.
from the Foreword
By its scholarly quality, [this book] raises a host of questions remaining to be explored... The range and depth of the matters here considered set child abuse in a wide context; social, legal and professional... There is much in this book which affords us a valuable opportunity to stand back and reflect critically on where we stand.