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Journal of Interpersonal Violence , Volume 2 (2): 237 – Jun 1, 1987


Sage Publications
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BOOK REVIEWS 237 of whether parents abuse their children less following structured learning training. Perhaps such data do not yet exist. Nonetheless, since this book is aimed at the practitioners, this question should have been addressed. In sum, Changing the Abusive Parent offers a new and promising approach to the treatment of physically abusive parents. This book is well written and will serve as an excellent training manual for those interested in adopting this therapeutic intervention. Clearly, more work is needed to determine exactly how effective this intervention is and with which popu- lations of physically abusive parents. Neil J. Hochstadt, Ph.D. Director, Behavioral Science Department La Rabida Children's Hospital and Research Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago Unhappy Families: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Family Violence. Edited by Eli Newberger and Richard Bourne. Littleton, MA: PSG Pub- lishing Company Inc., 1985, 190 pp. Unhappy Families examines the problem of family violence as viewed by multiple disciplines. Because many professionals and public officials tend to lump all families of victims of abuse and violence in the same category, the authors have attempted to show that "every unhappy family is unhappy
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