- ISBN 9780029030820 / 002903082X
- Title Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the Concerned
- Author Douglas J. Besharov
- Category Child Abuse
- Format Paperback
- Year 1990
- Pages 270
- Publisher Free Press
- Imprint The Free Press
- Language English
- Dimensions 152mm x 19mm x 229mm
Listing the steps that have been endorsed by district attorneys and prosecutors, this concise guide explains both responsibilities and legal liabilities in identifying and reporting possible child abuse. Illustrations, charts, and appendices.
Listing the steps that have been endorsed by district attorneys and prosecutors, this guide explains both responsibilities and legal liabilities in identifying and reporting possible child abuse, determine when intervention is necessary and protect yourself against wrongful accusation. Designed for teachers, police, day care workers, school nurses - and anyone in a position to help a child who might be abused - this book is essential and may help save children's lives.
Douglas J. Besharov is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy in Washington, D.C., and visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.