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The Child Abuse Industry by Mary Pride
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Apr 05, 2008

it was ok

pride makes a good argument about the abuse of a huge child abuse system, but errs on the side of the falsely accused at the expense of battered and assaulted children
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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura I recognize the author's name. There is no description of this book here, and your comments don't clue me in. What is this?

Larry well, as i said, it's a book that exposes abuse within the child welfare system

message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura Thank you. I saw that it said something about "a child abuse system", but wondered if it meant the child welfare system, or the public schools, or the adoption industry, or ? You've cleared that up.

Larry yea, it's about people falsely accused of child abuse and how the massive system sucks them into bankruptcy trying to defend themselves. when i was a professional therapist working with adjudicated child abuse in colorado, i considered it a privilege to go to court as an expert witness and help exonerate some honest people falsely accused by over zealous case workers. that said, however, this book only shows one side of the issue and neglects to see that child welfare workers must err on the side of protecting children. the whole system is far from perfect, but could be helped by better training for the case workers. case workers typically only have college degrees, yet make decisions and set the agenda for therapists, treatment centers, the courts, etc. it's good to see both sides.

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