Professional Responsibilities in Protecting Children: A Public Health Approach to Child Sexual Abuse


This rich collection opens with an overview concerning the professional reporting of child abuse and neglect. Subsequent chapters discuss issues in the failure to report child abuse, the regulation of professional misconduct, the role of professional organizations in protecting the child, sexual abuse in child care, lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings, and strategies for organizations in the protection of children. The editors conclude with an insightful summary and analysis of regulatory agencies. "A brave, harsh, well-researched, well-reasoned, and well-written book. . . . If you happen to have only 15 minutes that you can allot to reading this book, go directly to the last two chapters by Susan Wells. Unless you have the sensitivity of a cucumber or the vertebrae of the jellyfish, your medical practice will never be the same again." American Journal of Psychiatry

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Mark R. Ginsberg
  • Elaine A. Anderson
  • Sharon D. Herzberger
  • James Garbarino
  • Nolan Rindfleisch
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988


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