A guide to understanding, identifying and handling cases of child abuse for anyone who works professionally with children.
Teachers and early childhood workers are the only professionals in contact with abused children for long periods of time. Although they are seldom aware of their importance, they can provide the child's best defence against abuse.
Abused children exhibit identifiable behaviours and perform less well in school than their peers. Educators and caregivers can learn to observe children's development and respond to their special needs.
Schools have always taken responsibility for teaching children to stay safe from traffic, fire, water and electricity. They are also in the best position for teaching children to stay safe with people.
Child Protection is a comprehensive guide to the common forms of child abuse and neglect. It offers practical help for the identification of child abuse and neglect and the support of the child victims and, in particular, the provision of curriculum for child protection.
Freda Briggs is Associate Professor in the De Lissa Institute of Early Childhood Studies at the University of South Australia, Magill.
Russell Hawkins is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of South Australia and has a private practice in psychology.
"A valuable resource book for teachers, child care workers and school administrators on preventing, identifying and handling cases of child abuse and neglect. [It includes] a unique international perspective on child protection." - Associate Professor Sandy K Wurtele, University of Colorado
"Many books stop at the what should be done, but this book goes beyond that to tell us the how. It is sound, practical and most welcomed." - Wilma Bartlett, The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, UK
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