Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Histories of abuse

Last year I contributed a chapter on "Histories of abuse" to the book Making and Breaking Children's Lives. This was edited by Craig Newnes and Nick Radcliffe and published by PCCS Books of Ross-on-Wye.

There is a review of the book by Paul Jefferis in the June issue of The Psychologist. He begins:
This book offers a challenging and stimulating perspectives on contemporary issues relevant to children's well-being and to child psychology. Calder's historical analysis of public awareness of child abuse, for example, identifies a form of collective amnesia on the subject and warns against complacency and inertia in child protection policy.

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