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The Protectors' Handbook: Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse and Helping Children Recover

by Gerrilyn Smith - £9.95  BAAF (2008)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781905664474 | ISBN 10: 1905664478

How much more effective would we be in working against child sexual abuse if every adult had the knowledge currently available only to professionals? This unique, unparalleled and groundbreaking book gives adults the vital information and skills needed to protect children in their day-to-day lives.
 
Gerrilyn Smith draws on her many years of professional experience in the field, a wide range of sources and proven techniques – as well as on the firsthand experiences of young survivors themselves – to offer a fully comprehensive, practical and accessible guide to recognising, reducing the risks of and overcoming the effects of abuse. First published by The Women’s Press, this edition of The Protectors’ Handbook has been substantially revised by the author and includes significant new material.
 
It includes:
 
* Effective strategies to reduce the risk of abuse – how to develop and implement them;
* A detailed guide to recognising and responding to the signs of abuse;
* A full discussion of the emotional consequences of abuse and how they can best be addressed;
* Ways of creating the best possible context for recovery;
* A guide to available resources.

"This book is essential reading for all adults who care for and about children, and who believe every child should have a positive experience of childhood and be kept safe. If you believe this, then when you have read the book you will be in a position to become a protector and not just a non-abusing adult."
(Sheila Bray, Adoption & Fostering)

(Price & availability last checked: February 2017)

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