A very important boon of the communication explosion as created by TV and other mass media is the awareness of the existence of child abuse on a large scale and the need to control and remedy it at the earliest to enable a child victim to grow up normally and without any neuroses and traumas that would not only affect his relationships with family and friends but also at the workplace.
This book has been prepared with this awareness in view. Since child victims do not generally admit the abuse perpetrated on them or complain (the reasons are many) special effort has been made to investigate and explain the symptoms that could reveal the burden that a child is carrying in his mental framework. Chapters have been included to help in identifying the symptoms and also the remedial measures that can be taken to cure child victims of ‘faults’ they are not responsible for. Attention has also been paid to point out the preventive steps that should be taken while rearing children to ensure that they are not subjected to abuse of any kind-either from within the home or outside.
It is with this aspect in mind and the need to not only identify the problem, but cure it when it exists, and preferably prevent it before it happens, that this book has been written. Its lucid and clear-cut chapters cover many myriad aspects. The contents include what is Child Abuse; Features of Sexual Abusers: Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse; Sexual Coercion of the Child: Sexual Harassment: Prostitutes in Society: CO-operation with Parents: Working with Children: Play Therapy with Abused Children and Adolescents: and Helping to Prevent Abuse.
Parents, teachers, counselors and all those connected with the handling of growing children will find this book useful in more ways than one.