IPT Book Reviews

Title: Child Sexual Abuse: A Handbook for Health Care and Legal Professionals  Positive Review
Authors: Diane H. Schetky and Arthur H. Green
Publisher: Brunner/Mazel 1988

Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
19 Union Square
New York, New York 10003
$27.50
  

This book consists of 13 chapters written by five authors, mostly physicians.  The book highlights many issues confronting child abuse, and contains a mailing list for the anatomical dolls and movies for training.  Although this book is short and lightweight, it contains a good discussion of false allegations of child sexual abuse.  But the training movies listed are one-sided, highly feminist and unreflective of current materials.  However, the book is worth buying for Chapter 6, "True and False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse."

Reviewed by LeRoy Schultz, School of Social Work, West Virginia University.

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