Child abuse and neglect

Perspectives on a national emergency

Judith Alpert, Debra Green

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Abstract

Hundreds of thousands of children are being abused and neglected in the United States annually. The structures devised to respond to this abuse and neglect have been unsuccessful. The United States government continues to spend billions of dollars on programs to deal with the effects of these unsuccessful responses. Child abuse and neglect in the United States now represent a national emergency. In this article, we will provide a historical, cultural, and contemporary perspective on child abuse and neglect. This perspective throws light on the complexity of the national emergency and provides a context for further exploration of the issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-236
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Social Distress and the Homeless
Volume1
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1992

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Keywords

  • child abuse and neglect
  • historical and cultural perspective

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Child abuse and neglect : Perspectives on a national emergency. / Alpert, Judith; Green, Debra.

In: Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, Vol. 1, No. 3-4, 10.1992, p. 223-236.

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