The present paper, supported by a review of the relevant research, explores the problems surrounding the definition of physical child abuse, the gender and recruitment of subjects, the use of informed consent and deception, and the problem of maintaining confidentiality in this area.
It is common to decry the relative paucity of empirical research in newly emerging fields, and the area of child maltreatment is no exception.
Tragedies related to child neglect and abuse are in the news every day, and they are just heartbreaking.
But, if we are ever to make progress on awareness and prevention, there are large conversations we must have, as a society.
Once you have narrowed your topic that much, you must then further refine your topic, given the amount of information and discussion “out there” today.
Here are some possible refinements: Now that you have determined the category of abuse and your topic within that category has been refined, you are ready to begin the arduous task of getting this paper produced.
This paper provides a background and suggests a strategy for an international approach to policy development concerning child abuse.
First, child abuse is defined in a way that makes it applicable across cultures and national boundaries as that portion of harm to children that results from human action that is proscribed, proximate and preventable.
PFSA is committed to presenting and sharing facts and information about child abuse.
We commissioned our own first-of-its-kind statewide research about child abuse attitudes and awareness.