Combatting Child Abuse: International Perspectives and Trends


The problem of child abuse has become increasingly evident in North America and Western Europe. Many countries are now struggling with issues involving the definition of child maltreatment, reporting requirements, processes for responding to reports, substantiation rates, and services to abused children and their families. This book illustrates alternative approaches to dealing with these problems by examining and comparing the designs of child abuse systems in nine countries: the US, English, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Karen J. Swift
  • David Berridge
  • Sven E. Olsson Hort
  • Vita L. Bering Pruzan
  • Tarja Pösö
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1997


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