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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.

Author Rosen, Leora N.
Subject Incest -- United States -- Case studies.
Custody of children -- United States -- Case studies.
Alt Name Etlin, Michelle.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
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. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Contents Pt. 1. Case Histories. 1. H versus H. 2. In the Interest of Marissa, a Child. 3. We Believe Jesse. 4. The War of Attrition. 5. The Life Sentence of Sandy Moore -- pt. 2. The System. 6. True and False Allegations. 7. The Denial of Incest. 8. Anti-Mother Bias. 9. The Failure of the Child Protection System. 10. The Failure of the Law -- pt. 3. A Proposed Solution. 11. Introducing CARCO: Child at Risk Classification Office.
Note English.
ISBN 0585001081 (electronic bk.)
9780585001081 (electronic bk.)
9780253330451 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 42328437
Additional Format Print version: Rosen, Leora N. Hostage child. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1996 0253330459 (DLC) 95047113 (OCoLC)33862838
Table of Contents
 A Word About Names 
Pt. 1Case Histories 
 1H versus H5
 2In the Interest of Marissa, a Child28
 3We Believe Jesse44
 4The War of Attrition63
 5The Life Sentence of Sandy Moore81
Pt. 2The System 
 6True and False Allegations99
 7The Denial of Incest120
 8Anti-Mother Bias135
 9The Failure of the Child Protection System148
 10The Failure of the Law175
Pt. 3A Proposed Solution 
 11Introducing CARCO: Child at Risk Classification Office193

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