The battered child syndrome : changes in the law and child advocacy
Bross, Donald C. & Mathews, Benjamin P. (2013) The battered child syndrome : changes in the law and child advocacy. In Krugman , Richard D. & Korbin , Jill E. (Eds.) C. Henry Kempe: A 50 Year Legacy to the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect. Springer Science and Business Media, Dordrecht, pp. 39-50.
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In 1962, Dr C. Henry Kempe and his colleagues published the single most important article written to date about child maltreatment: The Battered-Child Syndrome. This chapter analyses the threefold nature of what these authors achieved: clearly identifing the medical evidence of severe child physical abuse and naming it as a syndrome; identifying the medical profession's resistance to its identification; and then translating their scholarship into advocacy for social and legal change. The chapter also traces some of the effects of Kempe's work, including the nature and effect of the subsequent introduction of mandatory reporting laws in the USA and internationally.
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