Family Violence Across the Lifespan: An Introduction
Ola W. Barnett, Cindy L. Miller-Perrin, Robin D. Perrin
This is a very strong and significant contribution to the whole
subject of family violence. It gives history, skills, resources,
story and anecdote in ways that force us to confront the tragic
implications of family violence in reminding us how this blight
touches all families and all age groups.
The book balances history, definitions, theory and methodology with
forthright discussion of various abuse experiences so that we can
respond both empathetically and effectively.
Areas of special attention are physical child abuse, child sexual
abuse, child neglect and psychological maltreatment, children exposed
to marital violence, courtship violence, marital violence and elder
The Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gilbert,
Executive Director, The World Pastoral Care Center
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