This book is a comprehensive guide to the issues of child abuse and neglect. Edited by renowned members of the Colorado-based International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), special focus is placed on the diversities and challenges on a national and global scale.
Divided into five sections, the book begins with an introduction to child abuse and neglect, and child protection. The following chapters examine the extent and forms of abuse including physical and sexual abuse, child labour, and trafficking. International perspectives are also discussed.
The following sections of this resource describe efforts to protect children from abuse and neglect, including the judicial aspects of prevention. The book concludes with discussion on social and cultural aspects of child abuse and protection.
Comprehensive guide to child abuse and neglect, and its prevention
Special focus on national and global diversities and challenges
International perspectives discussed in detail
Edited by members of Colorado-based ISPCAN
RN Srivastava MD Paediatrician, Apollo Centre of Advanced Paediatrics; Adviser, Indian Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Labour Group, New Delhi, India; Member of ISPCAN Rajeev Seth MBBS MD DNBE DABP FAAP Senior Consultant Paediatrics, Rockland Hospitals; Chairman, Indian Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Labour Group, New Delhi, India; Member of ISPCAN Joan Van Niekerk Manager Training and Advocacy, Childline, South Africa; President, ISPCAN
Section 1: Introduction Child Abuse and Neglect: Challenges and Opportunities Child Protection: Child Abuse and Neglect: Global Perspectives Section 2: Extent, Forms of Child Abuse and Neglect Child Physical Abuse Medicolegal Aspects of Child Abuse in India Corporal Punishment in the Middle East and North Africa Region International Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse Child Sexual Abuse in India Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse Child Trafficking in Asia-Pacific Countries Child Labor Violations of Child Rights During Disasters Child Neglect: Wider Dimensions Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities: Under the Veil of Secrecy Section 3: Protection and Prevention General Comment 13 on Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Essential Elements of Child Protection Systems Child Protection: Assigning Responsibility Developing Disaster Preparedness for Child Protection Corporal Punishment: Movement to Prohibit and Eliminate all Corporal Punishment of Children Child Abuse and Neglect: Influence of Context, Culture and Timing on Resilience Public Health Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect: From Grass Roots to Public Policy Monitoring and evaluating community-based interventions for children and families in the Asia-Pacific region Section 4: Judicial Aspects Enforcing Justice Through Law and Governance Juvenile Justice in India: Challenges and the Way Forward Section 5: Social and Cultural Aspects Socio-legal Measures for Protection of Child Rights in India: A Review Cultural Issues and Child Maltreatment: Media and Child Protection Involving Children in Policy Making: The Norwegian Experience Asia-Pacific Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect The Delhi Declaration