Is it possible to overcome the enduring problem of child maltreatment?
In Eradicating Child Maltreatment, leading international figures in the field of child welfare address this enduring and thorny question, setting out a public health approach to prevention. It draws on groundbreaking research and practice on prevention and early intervention from around the globe spanning health, social care, education and criminal justice. Contributors describe what is known about the incidence of child maltreatment, how far we have succeeded in eradicating it, which preventative strategies have been proven to be effective, and offers evidenced recommendations for policy and practice.
Aiming to draw us nearer to the goal of a world free from child maltreatment first articulated by the visionary paediatrician Dr. C. Henry Kempe in 1978, this important book provides new insights for professionals, managers, academics and policymakers across the range of child and family welfare services.
1. Introduction, Jenny Gray, OBE, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), and Social Work Consultant, UK. 2. Burdens and Consequences of Child Maltreatment, Arnon Bentovim, Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. 3. The Role of Health Services in Responding to Child Maltreatment, Jenny Woodman, UCL-Institute of Child Health, London, UK and Ruth Gilbert, UCL-Institute of Child Health, London, UK. 4. Preventing Abuse: Getting it Right From the Start, Jane Barlow, Warwick University, UK. 5. Public Health Approach to Parenting and Family Support: A Blended Prevention Strategy to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect, Ron Prinz, Professor and Director of Parenting and Family Research Center, University of South Carolina. 6. Developmental and Dynamic Design in Service Systems: Making the Most of What We Know, Bruce Chorpita, University of California, Los Angeles and Practice Wise LLC, USA, Alayna Park and Eric Daleiden. 7. Hope for Children and Families: Developing a Resource Pack Targeting Abusive Parenting and the Associated Impairment of Children, Arnon Bentovim. 8. Application of the Hope for Children and Family Resource Pack (The Green Family), Arnon Bentovim. 9. Child Sexual Abuse: The Possibilities of Prevention, Donald Findlater, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, Birmingham, UK. 10. Review, Arnon Bentovim and Jenny Gray.
'This book blends together current thinking about child maltreatment from a group of expert clinicians, researchers and policy makers. Its emphasis on prevention, appropriate use of systems, practical preventive programs and the use of a public heath approach to reduce child abuse is particularly welcome.'
-Kim Oates MD DSc MHP FRACP, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney