Special Children, Special Risks: The Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities

1st Edition

James Garbarino

Routledge
Published December 31, 1987
Reference - 322 Pages
ISBN 9780202360461 - CAT# Y352132
Series: Modern Applications of Social Work Series

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Summary

How does one investigate a child maltreatment case when the victim is blind, mute, deaf, mentally retarded, or confined to an institution? Special Children, Special Risks presents analysis, recommendations, and related research from social work, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, and education essential for establishing and maintaining safe environments for handicapped children.This book brings together a diverse group of experts to pool their knowledge and share their concerns about the risks of abuse faced by handicapped children. The contributors' perspectives come from the fields of medicine, social work, developmental psychology, psychiatry, clinical psychology, education, child welfare, law, public policy, and journalism.

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