Author Reder, Peter
Title Beyond Blame : Child Abuse Tragedies Revisited
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 1993
©1993
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (207 pages)
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Note Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- BACKGROUND -- THE BOOK -- Chapter 2 The wider context -- THE EVOLVING PHENOMENON OF 'CHILD ABUSE' -- PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION -- SOCIAL ATTITUDES -- Social attitudes to children's need for care and protection -- Social attitudes to the family and its members -- THEORETICAL INFLUENCES ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE -- THE FAMILY AND THE STATE -- PUBLIC INQUIRIES -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 3 Tragedies revisited -- CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK -- Some tenets of the systemic approach -- The systemic approach, child abuse, responsibility and power -- Evolution of systemic practice -- Practical application -- REVIEW OF INQUIRY REPORTS -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 4 The families -- FAMILY STRUCTURE -- THE CHILDREN -- THE CARETAKERS -- Dependent relationships -- Violent relationships -- PATTERNS OF ABUSE -- Violent abuse -- Neglect -- Not existing -- SYNTHESIS -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 5 The meaning of the child -- THE MEANING OF THE CHILD IN ABUSING FAMILIES -- MEANING RELATED TO DEPENDENCY CONFLICTS -- MEANING ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIFIC THEMES IN THE FAMILY'S LIFE -- The child associated with marital stress -- The child as a marital-distance regulator -- The child associated with a life-cycle transition -- The step-child -- CHILDREN WITH SPECIFIC MEANINGS -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 6 Inter-professional communication -- SOME GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION -- PROFESSIONAL INTERACTION -- CASE CONFERENCES -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 7 The professional networks -- SECURE WORK SETTING -- PROFESSIONAL NETWORK RELATIONSHIPS -- CLOSED PROFESSIONAL SYSTEM -- POLARISATION -- EXAGGERATION OF HIERARCHY -- ROLE CONFUSION -- INTRA-AGENCY ORGANISATION -- Pivotal worker absent -- Weekend phenomenon -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 8 The assessment process
INFORMATION TREATED DISCRETELY -- SELECTIVE INTERPRETATIONS -- PERVASIVE BELIEF SYSTEMS -- CONCRETE SOLUTIONS -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 9 The family-professional systems -- CARE AND CONTROL CONFLICTS IN ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR -- CARE AND CONTROL IMBALANCES IN THE FAMILY-PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS -- DEPENDENCY -- CLOSURE -- Terminal closure -- FLIGHT -- Flight, closure and fragmentation -- DISGUISED COMPLIANCE -- THE 'NOT EXIST' DOUBLE BIND -- The double bind -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 10 The case as a whole -- THE DOREEN ASTON INQUIRY -- Synopsis of events -- The family -- The meaning of the child -- The professional network -- The family-professional system -- Integration -- A FRAMEWORK FOR THINKING -- SUMMARY -- Chapter 11 Beyond blame -- IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORK SETTING -- IMPLICATIONS FOR ASSESSMENT -- Assessment of immediate risk -- Warning signals -- The 'not exist' double bind -- Assessment of parenting -- Reassessment with a view to rehabilitation -- IMPLICATIONS FOR WORKING TOGETHER -- IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION -- Taking control -- Therapy -- IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH -- IMPLICATIONS FOR THE INQUIRY PROCESS -- Appendix Summaries of the cases -- ANONYMOUS (died 15.1.82) -- Summary -- DOREEN ASTON (died 13.9.87) -- Summary -- SUSAN AUKLAND (died 11.7.74) -- Summary -- GRAHAM BAGNALL (died 28.5.72) -- Summary -- JASMINE BECKFORD (died 5.7.84) -- Summary -- WAYNE BREWER (died 20.5.76) -- Summary -- PAUL BROWN (died 19.11.70) -- Summary -- JASON CAESAR (died 5.11.80) -- Summary -- KIMBERLEY CARLILE (died 8.6.86) -- Summary -- REUBEN CARTHY (died 4.2.85) -- Summary -- LESTER CHAPMAN (died January/February 1978) -- Summary -- RICHARD CLARK (severe injury 2.5.74) -- Summary -- DARRYN CLARKE (died 21.1.78) -- Summary -- MARIA COLWELL (died 7.1.73) -- Summary -- RICHARD FRASER (died 11.9.77) -- Summary -- LUCIE GATES (died 19.6.79) -- Summary
LISA GODFREY (died 23.10.73) -- Summary -- CLAIRE HADDON (died 18.2.79) -- Summary -- GEMMA HARTWELL (died 23.3.85) -- Summary -- TYRA HENRY (died 1.9.84) -- Summary -- NEIL HOWLETT (died 26.2.75) -- Summary -- HEIDI KOSEDA (died November 1984) -- Summary -- GAVIN MABEY (died 23.8.87) -- Summary -- MARIA MEHMEDAGI (died 3.11.78) -- Summary -- STEPHEN MENHENIOTT (died January 1976) -- Summary -- STEVEN MEURS (died 13.4.75) -- Summary -- DAVID NASEBY (died 17.5.73) -- Summary -- MALCOLM PAGE (died 7.2.79) -- Summary -- SIMON PEACOCK (died 8.12.76) -- Summary -- MAX PIAZZANI (died 4.8.73) -- Summary -- CHRISTOPHER PINDER/DANIEL FRANKLAND (died 8.7.80) -- Summary -- CHARLENE SALT (died 28.11.84) -- Summary -- KAREN SPENCER (died 19.4.77) -- Summary -- CARLY TAYLOR (died 14.7.78) -- Summary -- SHIRLEY WOODCOCK (died 4.4.82) -- Summary -- Bibliography -- Name index -- Subject index
What can we learn from inquiries into cases of fatal child abuse? Beyond Blame offers a new way of looking at such cases and shows that it is possible to draw important lessons from them. The authors, all three experienced in child protection work, summarise thirty-five major inquiries since 1973, setting them in their social context and discussing the implications both for practical work in the field and for future inquiries. They stress the need for those who work day to day in child protection to develop and apply a more sophisticated level of analysis to assessment and intervention. They identify common themes within abusing families, in the relationships between members of the professional networks, and in the interactions between the families and the professionals
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Link Print version: Reder, Peter Beyond Blame : Child Abuse Tragedies Revisited Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c1993 9780415066785
Subject Child abuse -- Great Britain -- Case studies.;Child abuse -- Great Britain
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