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Child Safety: Problem and Prevention from Pre-School to Adolescence

A Handbook for Professionals

Edited by Bill Gillham, James Thompson

Routledge – 1996 – 232 pages

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    978-0-415-12477-5
    April 3rd 1996
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    978-0-415-12476-8
    April 3rd 1996

Description

Child safety is everybody's concern, but much professional activity is misinformed or based on a misrepresentation of the facts, and preventative action is rarely adequately evaluated. Written and edited by leading researchers with an active role in social policy, this new book challenges both our understanding of the problem of child safety and points to the impotence of "educational" approaches based on "knowledge enhancement". The strong message is that improving children's knowledge has little or no effect on their behaviour. From the physical abuse of young children to drug abuse in adolescence, this book presents a radical new perspective on a key social issue.

Reviews

'Everyone will find something new here … topics are treated in a sensible, constructive and realistic way, and the whole book is well organised, well written and a pleasure to read.' - Times Educational Supplement

'The format of this well refernced book is clear …' - BMJ

Name: Child Safety: Problem and Prevention from Pre-School to Adolescence: A Handbook for Professionals (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Bill Gillham, James Thompson. Child safety is everybody's concern, but much professional activity is misinformed or based on a misrepresentation of the facts, and preventative action is rarely adequately evaluated. Written and edited by leading researchers with an active...
Categories: Education, Moral & Values Education