Child Abuse: A Guide for Teachers and Professionals (REVISED)
by Rebecca Harrison and Dr. Jean Edwards
It is also available on Amazon Kindle book.
I have released a hard copy and Kindle of a book I co-authored with Dr. Jean Edwards, Child Abuse: A Personal Account by One Who Hurt: A Guide for Teachers and Professionals, in 1983. These interviews and stories are still pertinent to today's traumas for children in abusive homes. The lesson plans and reporting formats are still relevant to the classrooms of today.
I want to fill this void of misunderstanding of the abused children, so I wrote a section on my own life. I want to share how I felt growing up as one of five battered children, how I accepted the abuse, and how I am working to justify my past today. I am writing my account in an open, honest fashion. I am not writing this as a statement against my parents, but rather, to point out that all who are involved in abusing a person are victims of that violence. I want people who have an interest in this area to be able to understand through these experiences, how abused children live, cope, and learn to love themselves.
I also hope that this book will be a useful tool in recognizing the signs of parental violence, its causes, and reasons for its increase that is plaguing our country. It is my intention that this book will not only clarify what child abuse is, but emphasizes the problem our society must confront. We must educate both the violent parents who need to learn other methods of venting their anger and their pain, as well as comfort the child, siblings, and the family community. It is imperative that we all know how to identify the signs of violence in the family. Children must also be taught the conditions under which abuse occurs.
Child abuse cannot be allowed to continue. We must put an end to this pestilence. All of us must educate the public; there is a cure for abuse! It takes education, action, and prevention. These children are counting on us- let’s not let them down! -Rebecca Harrison
For more information about this book, go to: Child Abuse: A Guide for Teachers and Professionals
Rebecca can be reached at: Books by Becky