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This comprehensive handbook is a thoroughly up-to-date reference for all those involved in child protection work and is based on the highly successful Early Prediction and Prevention of Child Abuse first published in 1988.
With a focus on evidence based practice, the handbook has four sections: Prevalence and Prediction; Primary and Secondary Prevention; Helping Victims and Helping Offenders.
The contributors have been selected from both practitioner and research backgrounds and all are experts in their fields. As essential purchase for professionals in any work related to child protection and to students and trainees in a range of disciplines including social work; psychiatry; psychology; paediatrics; nursing and health.
* An updated and expanded edition of Early Prevention of Child Abuse, which is considered a key text in the field
* Highly qualified and respected contributors
* Contains information on offenders as well as victims, thus offering an important new dimension
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