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Child Safety: Problem and Prevention from Pre-School to Adolescence : A Handbook for Professionals - Bill Gillham

Child Safety: Problem and Prevention from Pre-School to Adolescence

A Handbook for Professionals

By: Bill Gillham (Editor), James Thomson (Editor)


Published: 7th June 2005
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The past decade has seen increased awareness of the varied vulnerability of children to accident, abuse and assault. Child vulnerability is beginning to be seen as a comprehensive problem in child development--vulnerability which changes with age and associated intellectual and social skills or behavioral characteristics. It is also strongly associated with parental situations and wider aspects of the social environment.
The book covers: child pedestrian accidents; accidents in the home and at play; bullying; drug abuse; physical abuse and sexual abuse. Each chapter offers a research summary of the nature of the problem together with a summary and evaluation of intervention and preventative approaches, emphasizing what is most likely to be effective. With its focus on intervention and prevention, "Child Safety" "From Preschool to Adolescence" will be especially valuable in educational settings, but will also be useful to a wide variety of professional areas including social work, the law, medicine and psychology.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
The challenge of child safety research
Physical abuse: the problem
The prevention of child abuse
Child accidents at home, school and play
Intervening to prevent accidents
Child pedestrian accidents: what makes children vulnerable?
Increasing traffic competence in young children
Child sexual abuse: myth and reality
The prevention of child sexual abuse
Bullying as a social problem in schools
The management and prevention of bullying
Drug abuse: what's your poison?
Drug abuse: the issue of prevention
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ISBN: 9780415124775
ISBN-10: 0415124778
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 7th June 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1