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Author Rosen, Leora N.

Title The hostage child : sex abuse allegations in custody disputes / Leora N. Rosen, Michelle Etlin.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Summary It is comfortable to believe that incest and child sexual abuse need not concern us because we have institutions to deal with these problems. This book disallows that complacency and shows that the systems has failed, and worse - that it has generated a dangerous atmosphere of denial and cover-up. Focusing on five case studies, Rosen and Etlin expose a systemic breakdown so fundamental, so irrational, and so shocking that the necessity of radical reform becomes patent. While explaining the historical, social, and psychological backdrop for this state of affairs, the authors refuse to minimize the problem. They demonstrate that most of the solutions being proposed by professionals in the field are doomed to frustration and failure. In their final chapter, Rosen and Etlin present a proposal for relief. While it is too late to undo the damage already done by the combined forces of child sexual abuse and institutional denial, this book can at least serve the children now trapped - like hostages - in this social war.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Incest -- United States -- Case studies.
Custody of children -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies.
Added Author Etlin, Michelle.
Other Form: Print version: Rosen, Leora N. Hostage child. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996 0253330459 (DLC) 95047113 (OCoLC)33862838
ISBN 0585001081 (electronic bk.)
9780585001081 (electronic bk.)
9780253330451 (cloth ; alk. paper)