Physical Abuse And Neglect
Child abuse and neglect is a social problem faced by individuals and societies around the world; however, few works exist that compare this problem across national boundaries. The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (IPSCAN) is an international organization focused on prevention and treatment issues associated with child abuse and neglect, and provides researchers in a number of disciplines with the opportunity to communicate about global issues of child abuse. One forum for this communication is Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal. One text, Child Abuse: A Global Perspective, by Beth Schwartz-Kenney, Michelle McCauley, and Michelle Epstein (2001), takes an extensive global view of all areas of child abuse among sixteen countries worldwide. This comparative perspective describes the nature of child abuse within each country and the countries' responses to abuse with regard to prevention and treatment.