Preventing Violence Against Children

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The nonfiction book Protecting Children from Violence: Evidence- Based Interventions, by Jim Lampinen and Kathy Sexton- Radek, contains staggering past and current research findings on the issue of atrocities against children. Jim Lampinen holds a PhD in cognitive psychology. Kathy Sexton- Radek is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. This writer chose the title as part of a psychology class writing assignment. After reading the contents of the book, this student could not help but ask the question… When is “enough” enough? The story opens at a school in which one of the authors gave a presentation on the question of missing children. Upon closing, a parent approached the speaker expressing deep concern over the complexities of the world and her children having to grow up in it. The past twenty years or so have ushered a growing concern among public and professional persons regarding the safety and welfare of children. Physical force against children is a wide- ranging complicated view. Skinnider (1998) found that violence against children is “deliberate behavior by people against children that is likely to cause physical or psychological harm” (p. 1). With that said, violence against children involves a variety of actions worldwide stemming from ancient times. Lampinen and Sexton- Radek (2010) wrote that they exhausted a profuse amount of time hunting for plausible solutions regarding the disappearance and abuse of children. In 2006, child advocacy organizations received around 3,300,000 claims of child neglect and abuse concerning 6,000,000 children (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008). However, Finkelhor and Jones (2006) recorded a noteworthy [drop] “in the rates of physical abuse and... ... middle of paper ... ...(as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). Finkelhor & Jones (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek (Eds.). (2010). Protecting Children from Violence: Evidence- Based Interventions. New York, NY: Psychology Press. Radbill (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). Rae- Grant (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). Saller (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). Sarl & Biiyiikiinal (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). Shelman & Lazoritz (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). Skinnider (as cited in Sarl & Biiyiikiinal (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). ten Bensel et al. (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (as cited in Lampinen, J.M., & Sexton- Radek, 2010).
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