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Overcoming Child Abuse

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ISBN13: 9781855219823
ISBN: 1855219824
Published: April 2001
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This text presents an examination of child abuse, considering it as a global problem. The text considers child abuse to include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, Munchausen's disease by proxy, domestic violence, parental smoking and the consumption of drugs whilst pregnant. These issues are considered in countries such as Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.;Specific subjects tackled in the text include child protection law, the definition of child abuse, legal and management responses, dealing with the problems of sexual abuse and the protection and exploitation of girls.

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Contents:
Child abuse - the search for a solution, Michael Freeman; child protection law in Australia, Patrick Parkinson; child abuse - the Bulgarian case, Velina Todorova; maltreatment of children in Chile, Ines Pardo de Carvallo; abused and neglected children in the Republic of Croatia, Dijana Jakovac-Lozic; the definition of, and legal and management responses to, child abuse in England and Wales, Christina Lyon; dealing with the problems of sexual abuse of children in Finland, Sirpa Taskinen; child abuse and the law in the Federal Republic of Germany - the current situation and the future, Stefan Heilmann and Ludwig Salgo; child abuse in Hungary, Klara Kerezsi; taking stock of a revolution - child abuse and the law in Israel 1989-1997, Tamar Morag; child abuse in Japan - the current situation and proposed legal changes, Yukiko Matsushima; child abuse and neglect - a Malaysian perspective, Zaleha Kamaruddin; child abuse - the Nigerian perspective, Eunice Uzodike; protecting, reporting and supporting - child abuse and the assessment of risks in the Netherlands, H.E.M. Baartman and L. de Mey; child abuse - in New Zealand, Bill Atkin; ""let him take his wife"" - marriage, protection and exploitation of girls in Zimbabwe, Alice Armstrong.