Recognizing Child Abuse
The Trainer's Manual
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Abused and neglected children are dying, both because suspected abuse is not
being reported to the authorities and because the authorities are overwhelmed
by unfounded reports. Better--and more accurate--reporting depends on continuing
efforts to educate the public and professionals. Based on his earlier groundbreaking
book, Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the
Concerned, this trainer's manual and curriculum by Douglas J. Besharov
provides a comprehensive training program for child-serving professionals, including
social workers, child-care workers, mental health professionals, doctors, nurses,
teachers, and police.
Recognizing Child Abuse: The Trainer's Manual is divided into twenty-one
flexible training modules and printed in a convenient, oversized, lay-flat format.
A copy of the textbook, Recognizing Child Abuse:
A Guide for the Concerned is packaged with the manual. Features include:
- Over eighty-five overhead transparencies, which
contain all key points from each module.
- Group training methods that have been widely and
exhaustively field tested by Professor Besharov and numerous state and local experts.
- Optional ice-breaking activities, discussion
questions, and group exercises.
- Handy trainer's notes cross-referenced with
information from Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the Concerned.
- The latest information about child abuse and neglect.
- Practical advice and new strategies for recognizing
and reporting child abuse.
"No one knows more or has
been more concerned about the issues of child abuse than Douglas J. Besharov. This
training curriculum for the recognition and reporting of child abuse is clear, direct,
comprehensive, and of enormous value for anyone dealing with children and adolescents,
including physicians, teachers, mental health professionals, and police. This manual
simply continues the unique contributions that Doug Besharov has made to our
understanding, recognition, and prevention of child abuse."
--Jerry M. Wiener, M.D., Leon Yochelson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of
Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine; and Past President, American
Child Abuse: The Trainer's Manual is based on over 30 years of experience in the forefront
of child abuse awareness and prevention. It is truly an essential book for all child-care
professionals, teachers, and law enforcement officials. I congratulate Doug Besharov on
filling a critical need for a clear, concise, easy-to-read comprehensive manual on
recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse cases."
--Vincent J. Fontana, M.D., Medical Director, New York Foundling Hospital; author of Save
the Family, Save the Child and Somewhere a Child is Crying
"The comprehensiveness and clarity
of this new curriculum reflect the author's long experience and his deep commitment to
helping others respond more adequately to children at risk of neglect or abuse... An extraordinarily important contribution to the field."
--Barbara Blum, Past Commissioner, New York State Department of Social Services; Past
President, American Public Welfare Association; Past President, Foundation for Child
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