Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David M. Cooper, David Ball
    Pages 1-18
  3. David M. Cooper, David Ball
    Pages 19-41
  4. David M. Cooper, David Ball
    Pages 42-59
  5. David M. Cooper, David Ball
    Pages 60-77
  6. David M. Cooper, David Ball
    Pages 78-93
  7. David M. Cooper, David Ball
    Pages 94-120
  8. David M. Cooper, David Ball
    Pages 121-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-160

About this book


Well-publicised cases of child abuse have brought heavy media criticism of the social work role in prevention and child protection. This book attempts to bring a sense of perspective to allay the anxieties and fears felt by many social workers. The authors resist the idea that child abuse is a special 'disease' and develop a broad based strategy encompassing both individual therapy and environmental approaches. '...Cooper and Ball's short introduction to child abuse in the Practical Social Work Series is a remarkable achievement in that it provides local authority social workers and general social work students with a concise overview of issues related to working in child abuse.' Issues in Social Work Education.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Work and Child Abuse
  • Authors D.M. Cooper
    David Ball
  • Series Title Practical Social Work
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1987
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-36397-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-36398-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-18819-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
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