Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse by William DudleyChild Abuse
Dudley, William
2008
How serious is the problem of child abuse -- How can child abuse be prevented? -- How should the government deal with child abusers and sex.Child abuse is a serious national problem / Bob Herbert -- child abuse in America is declining / St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- Child abuse perpetrated by women is a serious problem / Carey Roberts -- Child abuse by siblings is a serious problem / Kyla Boyse -- Internet child sexual predators are a prevalent problem / Greg Abbott -- Laws against spanking can reduce child abuse / Emily Bazelon -- Spanking laws are not an effective method of child abuse prevention / Debra J Saunders -- Federal laws regulating social networking web sites can prevent sexual exploitation / Michael G. Fitzpatrick -- Federal laws targeting social networking web sites are harmful / Wade Roush -- Social and educational programs can prevent child abuse / Fight Crime: Invest in Kids -- Better parent-child communication can prevent child abuse / Jonel Aleccia -- Observers must confront abusive parents to stop child abuse / Ursula A. Falk -- The government should remove child abusers from their families / Maria Elena Salinas -- The government should seek to preserve and help troubled families / Mike Arsham -- Child predators need both punishment and treatment / Jake Goldenflame -- Child predators should be executed / Dave Gibson.
Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children by Marci HamiltonJustice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children
Hamilton, Marci
2008
A columnist for FindLaw and a former clerk to Sandra Day O'Connor, Hamilton (public affairs, Princeton U.) argues that statutes of limitations on the sexual abuse of children should be eliminated in order to stop the abuse, empower survivors, and identity predators. Annotation #169;2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse by Robin ClarkThe Encyclopedia of Child Abuse
Clark, Robin
2007
In an effort to inform the general reader as well as professionals in education, medicine, social work and the law, this collection of over 400 entries covers such topics as the different types of abuse and neglect and the demographics of people who commit them, the growing awareness of bullying, trafficking and pornography, parental rights, disorders likely to result from abuse, common legal terms and procedures and medical findings. Appendices include lists of important organizations and clearinghouses, web sites, information on the role of drug and alcohol abuse, and state-by-state definitions of abuse and neglect and grounds for termination of parental rights. Annotation #169;2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse by Steven LevenkronStolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse
Levenkron, Steven
2007
An examination of the psychology of victims of sexual abuse, Levenkron encourages the women who have been abused to think about, talk about, and seek help for what has been their secret shame. Giving empathic insight, survivors may come to overcome the legacy of abuse. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home by Chris HansenTo Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home
Hansen, Chris
2007
"We live in a new online world where the time-tested rules of parenting no longer sufficiently protect children. See the real dangers facing teenagers today and learn what you can do to keep them safe."--BOOK JACKET. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
The Unhappy Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Kenneth CondrellThe Unhappy Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Condrell, Kenneth
2006
Condrell (psychiatry, State U. of New York at Buffalo), a child psychologist and family therapist, explains how to figure out why a child is unhappy and ways to aid them in being happy again. He describes contributing factors such as divorce, parental depression or fighting, feelings of failure, lack of friends, favoritism and permissiveness, stepfamilies, sibling abuse, and parental anger, and advice on different methods to overcome these problems. Annotation #169;2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
A Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse by Richard PelzerA Teenager's Journey: Overcoming a Childhood of Abuse
Pelzer, Richard
2006
In A Brother's Journey, Richard Pelzer revealed the grim details of a childhood spent enduring abuse at the hands of his schizophrenic mother. In this memoir, he recounts the harrowing story of his teen years, which were marked by suicide attempts and drug addiction. He also goes on to describe his difficult, but ultimately inspiring journey to freedom and forgiveness. Annotation #169;2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Crimes Against Children by B MarvisCrimes Against Children
Marvis, B
1999
Focuses on popular subjects that are bound to capture the reader's imagination-- Provides a window into American culture-- Encourages moral reasoning and fundamental thinkingChild Abuse and Neglect Probes the causes of these offenses. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
A Child Called It by Dave PelzerA Child Called It
Pelzer, Dave
1995
This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family by Dave PelzerThe Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Pelzer, Dave
1997
"The Lost Boy" is the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to "A Child Called "It". The Lost Boy" is Pelzer's story--a moving sequel and inspirational read for all. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Man Named Dave by Dave PelzerMan Named Dave
Pelzer, Dave
2000
How the author as an adult recovered from the abuse he suffered growing up. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life  by Susan ForwardToxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
Forward, Susan
1989
Now in trade paperback, this bestseller reveals the complex legacy of inadequate, controlling, or abusive parents, and how adult children can get free of these destructive relationship patterns. Copyright #169; Libri GmbH. All rights reserved. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.