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Recognizing Child Abuse

A Guide For The Concerned

With special attention paid the unfounded reports, former director of the U.S. National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect Douglas J. Bersharov shares analysis on the strengths and weakness in America’s fight against childhood abuse and neglect.

Discussing progress made in recognizing and combating child abuse in the late 1990s, Recognizing Child Abuse analyzes what approaches are most successful in the fight against childhood abuse and neglect.

With recognition of the thousands of children saved from death and serious injury because of these preventative measures, Douglas J. Bersharov shares reports, charts, and analysis on how professionals and care takers alike can work to recognize and interfere with unsafe situations for children.

Douglas J. Bersharov J.D., LL.M., is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. He was the first director of the U.S. National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect from 1975 to 1979.