The Abusing Family

The Abusing Family

The Abusing Family

The Abusing Family

Synopsis

Revises the 1st ed. (1976) of a volume that emphasizes the systems nature of child abuse so that causes and cures can be understood and interventions designed for both primary and secondary prevention. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Excerpt

I welcome the opportunity to write a foreword for the revised edition of The Abusing Family byBlair and Rita Justice. in my opinion, there is no area of human concern which demands greater explication than the trauma of physical violence. Blair and Rita are perhaps the most knowledgeable people in the country on the nature, extent, and consequences of physical abuse. Their partnership itself is a model of how we should proceed, for the Justices combine expertise in the fields of public health, sociology, psychological theory, and psychotherapy. For two decades they have painstakingly been involved in the research and treatment of the abusing family. Working with such families is often a brutal task. I'm thankful that Blair and Rita have chosen to continue their work.

This book complements their pioneering volume The Abusing Family, first published in 1976. That book opened our eyes to the extent and sociological implications of the problem. This . . .

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