Child abuse, rehabilitation and poverty: a quintet of problems

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Title: Child abuse, rehabilitation and poverty: a quintet of problems
Authors: Carr, Alan
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Date: 1995
Online since: 2014-03-12T10:01:23Z
Abstract: Available empirical evidence shows that rehabilitation programmes for families at risk for child abuse do not prevent further abuse in the majority of cases. In this paper five problems that may account for this are discussed. These are the problems of denial, co-operation, conformity, role confusion and countertransference. It is argued that this quintet of problems is partially rooted in the way in which risk and rehabilitation have been socially constructed within the dominant discourse concerning child protection. Finally, the way in which poverty potentiates the impact of these problems is explored.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Human Systems
Journal: Human Systems: The Journal of Systemic Consultation and Management
Volume: 5
Start page: 283
End page: 292
Keywords: DenialCo-operationConformityRole confusionCountertransferenceChild protectionSexual abuse
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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