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Title:
Child abuse : an American epidemic
Author:
Landau, Elaine.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : J. Messner, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
138 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Discusses the problem of child abuse, its causes and what can be done to prevent it. Includes a list of agencies and organizations that provide information and help to abused children and runaways.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780671688745

9780671688752
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Book

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Discusses the problem of child abuse, its causes and what can be done to prevent it. Includes a list of agencies and organizations that provide information and help to abused children and runaways.


Summary

Discusses the problem of child abuse, its causes and what can be done to prevent it. Includes a list of agencies and organizations that provide information and help to abused children and runaways.


Author Notes

Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-- This revision of Landau's 1984 edition is a well updated investigation of the various forms of child abuse in the U. S. She makes abundant use of case histories to identify physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and their causes; the well-publicized case of Lisa Steinberg is included. Landau frequently cites research and provides many current facts and figures. She has added a chapter on ``the new underground railroad,'' an organization designed to help women and children who have made accusations regarding child abuse but who have not found satisfaction in the courts. The long-term effects of child abuse on its victims are described, and legislation that has been enacted to protect children is delineated. A list of signs that indicate abuse is included. All in all, this is a fair and up-front treatment of the gains that have been made and the frustrations that continue to plague this country's battle against a national tragedy. It's a good tool for student research or for use in conjunction with the many current fiction titles that have child abuse as their theme. Included are chapter notes and a list of agencies that can help. --Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-- This revision of Landau's 1984 edition is a well updated investigation of the various forms of child abuse in the U. S. She makes abundant use of case histories to identify physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and their causes; the well-publicized case of Lisa Steinberg is included. Landau frequently cites research and provides many current facts and figures. She has added a chapter on ``the new underground railroad,'' an organization designed to help women and children who have made accusations regarding child abuse but who have not found satisfaction in the courts. The long-term effects of child abuse on its victims are described, and legislation that has been enacted to protect children is delineated. A list of signs that indicate abuse is included. All in all, this is a fair and up-front treatment of the gains that have been made and the frustrations that continue to plague this country's battle against a national tragedy. It's a good tool for student research or for use in conjunction with the many current fiction titles that have child abuse as their theme. Included are chapter notes and a list of agencies that can help. --Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.