Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims Of The War Against Child Abuse

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Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims of the War Against Child Abuse

The war against child abuse has become a war against children. Every year, hundreds of children die, thousands more are forced to live with strangers, and countless American families are torn apart. This is called a "child-protection system."

While the problem of child abuse is serious and real, journalist Richard Wexler charges that our solutions to the problem have actually made it worse - in fact, hurting the very children that they were intended to help.

Wexler reinforces his arguments with horrifying descriptions of children summarily removed from their homes, of families shattered because of false reports, and of children whose parents are guilty of nothing more than poverty being thrust into the maelstrom of the chaotic foster-care program. He writes of severly abused children - those needing the most help - whose cases are ignored because the system diverts scarce resources to trivial or unfounded cases, and who are reinjured, sometimes fatally after their plight has been called to the attention of authorities.

Wounded Innocents illustrates how well-meaning efforts to help children have gone terribly wrong and how the current child-protection system desperately needs to be replaced with one that offers real help and real hope to abused and neglected children.

Specifications of Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims of the War Against Child Abuse

GENERAL
AuthorRichard Wexler
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionNo Edition Stated
ISBN-100879756020
ISBN-139780879756024
PublisherPrometheus Books
Number Of Pages369
Publication Date1990-10
DIMENSIONS
Height9.33 inch.
Length6.34 inch.
Width1.34 inch.
Weight1.5 pounds.

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