Children in a Violent Society (Paperback)Joy D. Osofsky (editor)
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Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 353
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 28 mm
"As judges handling acts of violence in criminal and family court, we rarely look beyond the legal parties and inquire about witnessing violence by children. Dr. Osofsky has documented the alarming rate of occurrence of violence in the lives of our children, has explained the developmental delays and traumatic stress and other effects of violence exposure on children, and has described several innovative education and treatment programs. She has given us the tools to begin to initiate systemic reform. This is a book that every judge should read." --Judge Cindy Lederman, Circuit Court Judge, Juvenile Justice Center, Dade County, Florida; Former Administrator of Dade County Domestic Violence Court
"This is one of the most important books that I have seen. We live in the most violent industrialized country in the world. Violence is increasingly a major influence in our children's lives. Unless we begin to think preventively, violence in their world is bound to escalate and they are bound to be more vulnerable to it. This volume approaches it from a preventive standpoint, and covers the impact on our infants and children if we don't move to prevent violence in their world. We are becoming increasingly aware of the earliest effects on children's development. This volume should stir us all to act!" --T. Berry Brazelton, MD, The Brazelton Center for Infants & Parents
"...an impressive, cross-disciplinary set of essays, literature reviews, and empirical studies that will appeal to developmental, clinical community, and forensic psychologists, as well as to specialists in law, social work, psychiatry, sociology, and law enforcement....The individual chapters of the volume integrate surprisingly well....Perusal of the complete volume is recommended for most readers, but those interested only in particular topics will find individual chapters informative and easily comprehended without the context of the volume as a whole.....CHILDREN IN A VIOLENT SOCIETY is a readable, informative and relatively comprehensive work. It promises to serve as a valuable resource for specialists in a wide range of disciplines interested in a continuing crisis, the implications of violence for America's youth." --David C. Schwebel, Contemporary Psychology
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