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Premium Defining child abuse in Hong Kong
O'Brian Charles,
Lau Laurel S. W.
Publication year1995
Publication title
child abuse review
Resource typeJournals
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Abstract Definitions of child abuse are culturally driven. Hong Kong, with a predominantly Chinese population, has managed to eradicate much of the societal abuse that children suffer elsewhere in Asia. Professional and government attention has now shifted to child abuse and neglect within the family. The paper, based on interviews with key professionals. analysis of policy documents and practice records examines traditional Chinese parent‐child relationships. the status of parental authority and corporal punishment and changes in contemporary Hong Kong family life. It goes on to outline the development of responses to child abuse in Hong Kong, some of the dilemmas that professionals face in defining abuse and areas for future research.
Subject(s)child abuse , child protection , corporal punishment , criminology , face (sociological concept) , government (linguistics) , linguistics , medical emergency , medicine , neglect , nursing , philosophy , poison control , psychiatry , psychology , social science , sociology , suicide prevention
SCImago Journal Rank0.569

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