Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction Family Violence: Framing the Issues

    1. Paul Kingston, Bridget Penhale
      Pages 1-20
  3. Child Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Christine Hallett
      Pages 23-49
    3. Stephanie Wheeler
      Pages 50-76
    4. Jim Ogg, Jonathan Dickens
      Pages 77-97
  4. Adult Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Norman Johnson
      Pages 101-126
    3. Siobhan Lloyd
      Pages 149-177
  5. Elder Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Chris Phillipson, Simon Biggs
      Pages 181-203
    3. G. C. J. Bennett
      Pages 204-221
    4. Bridget Penhale, Paul Kingston
      Pages 222-224
    5. Bridget Penhale, Paul Kingston
      Pages 245-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 262-300

About this book


This text covers three separate but related areas of family violence and abuse. It enables comparisons and contrasts to be made between child, adult and elderly abuse. This book bridges the practice-theory gap with integration a cornerstone of the text. Good established practice and innovative methods are detailed. A multidisciplinary approach has been used to make this book required reading for all those who work with the problems of family violence.


child abuse Integration social work violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Kingston
    • 1
  • Bridget Penhale
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied StudiesUniversity of KeeleUK
  2. 2.Social Services DepartmentNorfolk County CouncilUSA

About the editors

PAUL KINGSTON is a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Keele.

BRIDGET PENHALE is Team Leader of a team of hospital social workers for the Social Services Department, Norfolk County Council.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Family Violence and the Caring Professions
  • Editors Paul Kingston
    Bridget Penhale
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-60001-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13306-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 312
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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