edited by Nancy E. Ebeling and Deborah A. Hill, 220 pp, $15, Publishing Sciences Group Inc, 1975.
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Child Abuse: Intervention and Treatment is a compilation of 26 papers read before the 1972 and 1974 Children's Advocates, Inc, New England Child Abuse Symposia. Boston hospitals and agencies have long struggled to provide services for abusive families; this major publication attests to the high level of cooperation and achievement they have attained. Most of the authors are not well known outside of the Boston area. However, Irving Kaufman, MD, Eli H. Newberger, MD, and Shirley L. Bean, ACSW, are respected throughout the nation for their work in child abuse and related areas.
The content of the book focuses on a philosophical approach to child abuse, professional role descriptions, and program descriptions. This material is presented in articles that are usually concise and to the point, although there is a tendency among the contributors in the field of social work to expound on case histories. Much of the material has
KEMPE CH. Child Abuse: Intervention and Treatment. Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(6):677. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120070103028