Recognizing Child Abuse
The Trainer's Manual
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SynopsisAbused and neglected children are dying, both because suspected abuse is not being reported to the authorities and because the authorities are overwhelmed by unfounded reports. Better--and more accurate--reporting depends on continuing efforts to educate the public and professionals. Based on his earlier groundbreaking book, Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the Concerned, this trainer's manual and curriculum by Douglas J. Besharov provides a comprehensive training program for child-serving professionals, including social workers, child-care workers, mental health professionals, doctors, nurses, teachers, and police.
Recognizing Child Abuse: The Trainer's Manual is divided into twenty-one flexible training modules and printed in a convenient, oversized, lay-flat format. A copy of the textbook, Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the Concerned is packaged with the manual. Features include:
"No one knows more or has
been more concerned about the issues of child abuse than Douglas J. Besharov. This
training curriculum for the recognition and reporting of child abuse is clear, direct,
comprehensive, and of enormous value for anyone dealing with children and adolescents,
including physicians, teachers, mental health professionals, and police. This manual
simply continues the unique contributions that Doug Besharov has made to our
understanding, recognition, and prevention of child abuse."
Child Abuse: The Trainer's Manual is based on over 30 years of experience in the forefront
of child abuse awareness and prevention. It is truly an essential book for all child-care
professionals, teachers, and law enforcement officials. I congratulate Doug Besharov on
filling a critical need for a clear, concise, easy-to-read comprehensive manual on
recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse cases."
"The comprehensiveness and clarity
of this new curriculum reflect the author's long experience and his deep commitment to
helping others respond more adequately to children at risk of neglect or abuse... An extraordinarily important contribution to the field."