Child abuse, in its many forms, continues to be a worldwide problem. Drug and alcohol use, religious and cultural practices, failing social programs, poverty and a lack of parenting skills all contribute to this devastating crisis. This book explores the depth of the problem, examines the causative factors, and offers solutions to eliminate abuse and neglect.
"This thoughtful, lucidly written work presents an evenhanded discussion of five major issues. The best organized introduction for the student needing report or debate material. The abundantly footnoted text quotes many primary sources and draws upon scientific examples to illuminate the questions. Informative...black-and-white photographs accompany the text. The appended list of organizations and the generally current list of books for further reading are both annotated."
-- School Library Journal (December 2000)
Price: US $29.20