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Author: Heidi Watkins
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents differing views on various aspects of the topic of child abuse, including defining what child abuse is, the seriousness of the problem, and ways to handle and prevent it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Watkins
ISBN: 9780737743548 0737743549 9780737743531 0737743530
OCLC Number: 262429618
Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: What constitutes child abuse? Spanking should be illegal / Kerby Alvy ; Spanking should not be illegal / Debra Saunders ; Religion is child abuse / Richard Dawkins ; Religion is not child abuse / ParentalRights.org ; Parental drug use is considered a criminal act in some states / Child Welfare Information Gateway ; Parental drug use should not be considered a criminal act / Sarah Blustain ; Sibling bullying is child abuse / Shelley Eriksen and Vickie Jensen ; Poverty is child abuse / Nicola Jose --
What causes child abuse? Broken homes increase the risk of child abuse / Jill King Greenwood ; Military deployment increases the risk of child abuse / Paul J. Fink ; The Internet fosters child pornography and child abuse / Brian Bethune ; The Internet fosters child sexual abuse by educators / Lesli A. Maxwell ; Homosexual men are more likely than heterosexual men to sexually abuse boys / Brian W. Clowes and David L. Sonnier ; Homosexual men are not more likely than heterosexual men to sexually abuse boys / Joe Kort --
How does child abuse affect its victims? Abuse may disrupt brain development in children / Harvard Mental Health Letter ; Children exposed to domestic violence suffer emotional and behavioral problems / Avril Roberts ; Abuse in childhood impacts the sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors of young men / Patricia Paluzzi and Abby Kahn ; Unreleased emotions from child abuse can create devastating anger / Jon O. Neher ; Many victims of sexual abuse by priests commit suicide / Teresa Malcolm ; The ability to recover from childhood abuse depends on family and community support / Victoria L. Banyard and Linda M. Williams --
How can child abuse be prevented? Early intervention can prevent sexual abusers who are children from becoming pedophiles / Angela Neustatter ; Education programs for emotionally and behaviorally impaired teens can prevent child abuse / Catherine Roberts, Clara Wolman, and Judy Harris-Looby ; Adequately screening adults in child-serving occupations prevents child sexual abuse / Monica Applewhite ; Tax-funded programs reduce child abuse and neglect / US Newswire ; Law enforcement agencies and child advocacy groups can stop sex predators by working together / U.S. Department of Justice ; Striking a balance between family rights and state intervention is difficult / Robert K. Vischer.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Heidi Williams, book editor.

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Presents differing views on various aspects of the topic of child abuse, including defining what child abuse is, the seriousness of the problem, and ways to handle and prevent it.
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