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Authors: Howard Dubowitz (Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD); Joav Merrick (Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel and Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA) 
Book Description:
It is very clear that children in every country experience abuse and neglect. The descriptions of the child welfare systems in different countries in this book illustrate several common themes: the lack of clear definitions, ambiguous policies, laws not being implemented, limited data on the extent and nature of the problem, and inadequate resources for addressing child maltreatment. Challenges facing Argentina are remarkably familiar to someone in the United States. At the same time, there are also striking differences in approaches and resources. The field of child protection is relatively young; in many areas optimal policies and practice remain uncertain. The goal of this book is to promote dialogue across borders to learn from each other and advance this multifaceted field, and to better serve children and families. This book highlights some of the main themes evident in the descriptions of the different child welfare systems.




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Table of Contents:
FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

Child protection around the world. Similarities and differences, advances and challenges
Howard Dubowitz

EXPERIENCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD --- ASIA

Chapter 1
Child protection system in Hong Kong pp.1-10
Patricia LS Ip

Chapter 2
Child protection: Scenario in India pp.11-24
Sibnath Deb

Chapter 3
Child protection in Pakistan pp.25-28
Tufail Muhammad

Chapter 4
Child protection in the Philippines pp.29-36
Bernadette J Madrid

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Chapter 5
Child welfare in Egypt: Introducing a new, rights-based approach to protect children pp.37-46
Moushira Khattab

Chapter 6
Child protection in Israel pp.47-56
Rachel Szabo-Lael and Tamar Zemach-Marom

Chapter 7
Child protection in Lebanon. Society and strategy: More than one?
Bernard Gerbaka pp.57-64

Chapter 8
The Arab region and the United Nation study on violence: A global movement with professionals towards protecting children from violence in the Middle East and North Africa region
Bernard Gerbaka pp.65-86

Chapter 9
Child protection systems in Turkey
Figen Sahin and Ufuk Beyazova pp.87-96

EUROPE

Chapter 10
From protected object to lawful subject. Practical applications of the Belgian model of child protectection pp.97-110
Peter Adriaenssens

Chapter 11
Protecting children form abuse and neglect in England pp.111-122
Jenny Gray

Chapter 12
Child protection in France pp.123-130
Gaby Taub

Chapter 13
Child protection in Norway: Challenges and opportunities pp.131-138
Tine K Jensen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen

Chapter 14
Child Protection in Poland pp.139-148
Olga Kudanowska

Chapter 15
Child maltreatment in Russia pp.149-160
Tatiana N Balachova, Barbara L Bonner and Irina A Alexeeva

NORTH AMERICA

Chapter 16
Child welfare in the USA: In theory and practice pp.161-170
Howard Dubowitz and Diane DePanfilis

Chapter 17
An overview of the child welfare systems in Canada pp.171-190
Pamela Gough, Aron Shlonsky and Peter Dudding

SOUTH AMERICA

Chapter 18
Child maltreatment in Argentina pp.191-198
Irene Intebi

Chapter 19
Child protection in Brazil: Challenges and opportunities pp.199-212
Victoria G Lidchi, Daisy Veiga and Evelyn Eisenstein

AFRICA

Chapter 20
Child abuse and neglect in Mozambique pp.213-220
Berta Chilundo

Chapter 21
Child protection in South Africa pp.221-230
Joan van Niekerk

Chapter 22
Safeguarding children: Child protection systems in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda 231-240
Azeb Adefrsew and David Mugawe

AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA

Chapter 23
A snap-shot of child protection systems in Australia pp.241-256
Richard Roylance

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Chapter 24
About the editors pp.257-258

Chapter 25
About the Division of Child Protection and Center for Families, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine pp.259-262

Chapter 26
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel pp.263-266

Chapter 27
About the Book Series Health and Human Development at Nova Science pp.267-268

INDEX pp.269-286

   Series:
      Health and Human Development (Joav Merrick - Series Editor - Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 286.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-703-8
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
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FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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