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Made of Sand? Rediscovering Child Abuse and Society s Response

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dc.creator Hafemeister, T. L.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-19T16:27:19Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-19T16:27:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/979
dc.identifier.uri http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID1737782_code181379.pdf?abstractid=1565582&mirid=1
dc.description It has long been recognized that stress, unemployment, and financial problems are risk factors for child abuse. Not surprisingly, as the economy has deteriorated, reports of and attention to child abuse have increased. Society has come a long way from the Mary Ellen Wilson era of the 1870s when the detection of child abuse was sporadic and random, with poorly-suited tools borrowed to craft a response. But child abuse has now for almost 150 years been widely recognized as a recurrent, pervasive problem with potentially tragic short- and long-term consequences for a staggering number of children that calls for a well conceived and executed societal response. The consensus is, however, that society is neither adequately preventing or identifying child abuse, nor appropriately responding to the needs of abused children. This Article provides an extensive and comprehensive review of society s response to child abuse, including legislative efforts to redress it.
dc.publisher Ohio Northern University Law Review
dc.subject Child abuse
dc.subject Child welfare -- reporting
dc.subject Investigation - child abuse
dc.title Made of Sand? Rediscovering Child Abuse and Society s Response
dc.type Text


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