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    Child Protection - The essential guide

    For teachers and other professionals whose work involves children
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    This exceptionally well-researched books intention is to reveal what is really happening in our society and to spur people into action to turn this shameful and complex problem around so that abuse stops and healing can begin. It should be a compulsory handbook for all whose work involves children, especially in the legal system, all human services, schools, preschools, and foster care. It covers all aspects of child abuse and neglect and presents recent case studies of acts of abuse and the ways they have been dealt with in recent times. It is books such as this that get the message out there so that something is done in this supposedly enlightened age.

    This book is important reading and a timely reminder that professionals who ignore child abuse something that happens far too often in Australia collude with abusers. It contains comprehensive information for both parents and professionals on how to help children stay safe.

    Professor Freda Briggs AO, has already written nine books on Child Protection, a subject about which she is passionate. She has a long history of employment in child protection as a lecturer and researcher, former teacher, child protection police officer and social worker and, currently, as Emeritus Professor of Child Development at the University of South Australia. Professor Briggs received the Order of Australia (2005), the Inaugural Australian Humanitarian Award, the Centenary Medal, a Rotary International Award and numerous other awards and was Senior Australian of the Year (2000) for her pioneering work in protecting children.

    • FOREWORD by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE
    • About the Author
    • Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 1 - An introduction to child protection 
    • Chapter 2 - Politics involved in child protection 
    • Chapter 3 - Child protection and the role of educators, child carers, school counsellors and others in child-related services
    • Chapter 4 - Emotional abuse and emotional neglect
    • Chapter 5 - Children who live with family violence
    • Chapter 6 - The physical abuse of childern
    • Chapter 7 - Neglected children
    • Chapter 8 - What you need to know about sexual abuse
    • Chapter 9 - What you need to know about child sex offenders
    • Chapter 10 - Children who engage in inappropriate sexual behaviours
    • Chapter 11 - Why child protection programmes are needed in schools and early childhood centres
    • Chapter 12 - Homeless children and young people
    • Chapter 13 - Safe student exchanges
    • Chapter 14 - Abused children and the courts
    • Index
    • Professor Freda Briggs has already written 9 books on child protection. She is dedicated to the cause of educating all who work with children so that they are better equipped to keep children safe, assist in bringing about justice for victims and a change in societal attitudes.
    • Covers all aspects of child abuse and neglect and presents case studies 
    • Should be a compulsory handbook for all whose work involves children
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