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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. This book promotes 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. (Imprint: Novinka)

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. 1-9
(Patricia LS Ip, United Christian Hospital,Hong Kong,China

Chapter 2
Child protection: Scenario in India;pp. 11-23
(Sibnath Deb,Dept. of Applied Pschology,Calcutta University,India)

Chapter 3
Child protection in Pakistan;pp. 25-28
(Tufail Muhammad,Child Rights and Abuse Committee,Pakistan Pediatric Association,Hyatabd,Peshawar,Pakistan)

Chapter 4
Child protection in the Philippines;pp. 29-35
(Bernadette J Madrid,Child Protection Unit,Philippine General Hospital,University of the Philippines,Manila)

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Chapter 5
Child welfare in Egypt: Introducing a new, rights-based approach to protect children;p. 37-45
(Moushira Khattab,Minister of Family and Population,Cairo,Egypt)

Chapter 6
Child Protection in Israel;pp. 25-28
(Rachel Szabo-Lael and Tamar Zemach-Marom,Engelberg Center for Children and Youth,Center for Quality Assurance in the Social Services,Jerusalem,Israel)

Chapter 7
Child protection in Lebanon. Society and strategy: More than one?;
pp. 57-63
(Bernard Gerbaka,Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,Hotel de France Hospital,Beirut,Lebanon)

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;pp. 65-85
(Bernard Gerbaka,Pediatric Intensiver Care Unit,Hotel Dieu de France Hospital,Beirut,Lebanon

Chapter 9
Child protection systems in Turkey;pp. 87-96
(Figen Sahin and Ufuk Beyazova,Dept. of Social Pediatrics,Gazi University,Ankara,Turkey)

EUROPE

Chapter 10
From protected object to lawful subject. Practical applications of the of the Belgium Model of Child Protection;pp. 97-110
(Peter Adriaenssens,University Hospital Gasthuisberg,Catholic University,Leuven,Belgium)

Chapter 11
Protecting children form abuse and neglect in England;pp. 111-121
(Jenny Gray,Dip Social Work,Dept. for Children,Schools and Families,Safeguarding Children Policy Unit,Sanctuary Buidings,London,England)

Chapter 12
Child protection in France;pp. 123-129
(Gaby Taub,Territorial Correspondent for Paris,Children's Ombudsman of France,Paris)

Chapter 13
Child protection in Norway: Challenges and opportunities;pp. 131-138
(Tine K Jensen and Elisabeth Backe-Hansen,NOVA-Norwegian Social Research,Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies,Oslo,Norway)

Chapter 14
Child Protection in Poland;pp. 139-148
(Olga Kudanowska,Nobody's Children Foundation,Warsaw,Poland)

Chapter 15
Child maltreatment in Russia;pp. 149-160
(Tatiana N Balachova, Barbara L Bonner and Irina A Alexeeva,Center on Child Abuse and Neglect,University of Oklahoma Health Science Center,New Steps,St. Petersburg Foundation for Crisis Psychological Help for Children and Youth,Russia)

NORTH AMERICA

Chapter 16
Child welfare in the USA: In theory and practice;pp. 161-169
(Howard Dubowitz and Diane DePanfilis,Division of Child Protection,Dept. of Pediatrics,University of Maryland School of Medicine and others)

Chapter 17
An overview of the child welfare systems in Canada;pp. 171-189
(Pamela Gough, Aron Shlonsky and Peter Dudding,Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare,University of Toronto,Canada)

SOUTH AMERICA

Chapter 18
Child maltreatment in Argentina;pp. 191-198
(Irene Intebi,Private Practice,Buenos Aires,Argentina)

Chapter 19
Child protection in Brazil: Challenges and opportunities;pp. 199-211
(Victoria G Lidchi, Daisy Veiga and Evelyn Eisenstein,The Centre of Integrated Studies of Infancy Adolescence and Health,Rio de Janeiro,Brazil)

AFRICA

Chapter 20
Child abuse and neglect in Mozambique;pp. 213-219
(Berta Chilundo,Rede Contra o Abuso de Menores,Mozambique)

Chapter 21
Child protection in South Africa;pp. 221-229
(Joan van Niekerk,Childline South Africa,Durban)

Chapter 22
Safeguarding children: Child protection systems in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda;pp. 231-239
(Azeb Adefrsew and David Mugawe,Programme Dept.,African Child Policy Forum,Addis Ababa,Ethiopia)

AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA

Chapter 23
A snap-shot of child protection systems in Australia;pp. 241-255
(Richard Roylance,Dept. of Paediatrics,Logan Hospital and School of Medicine,Griffith University,Queensland,Australia)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Chapter 24
About the editors;pp. 257

Chapter 25
About the Division of Child Protection and Center for Families, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine;pp. 259-261

Chapter 26
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel;pp. 263-265


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

INDEX

   Series:
      Health and Human Development (Joav Merrick - Series Editor - Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10 286pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-049-0
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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