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Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches

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Honest and balanced, this compelling Australian book examines the seriousness of child sexual abuse and provides valuable advice on how church leaders, parents and others in congregations should respond. Patrick Parkinson deals with the effects of sexual abuse on victims,...


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Honest and balanced, this compelling Australian book examines the seriousness of child sexual abuse and provides valuable advice on how church leaders, parents and others in congregations should respond. Patrick Parkinson deals with the effects of sexual abuse on victims, the struggle of faith they experience, and the very difficult issue of forgiveness. He also gives practical advice on how to prevent abuse occurring in the future.

Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches: Understanding the Issues explains the seriousness of child sexual abuse and gives valuable advice on how church leaders and others in their congregations should respond. The book draws on the research on child sexual abuse, talks about controversies such as repressed memory and ritual abuse, and deals with the effects of sexual abuse on victims, the struggle of faith they experience and the very difficult issue of forgiveness. The book concludes with discussions on ministers who sin in this area, disclosure, the legal process and making churches safer for children.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 198885
  • Product Code 1876960566
  • EAN 9781876960568
  • Pages 321
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Aquila Press
  • Publication Date May 2003
  • Dimensions 215 x 142 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.417kg

Patrick Parkinson

Patrick Parkinson (MA Oxon; LLM Illinois) is Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, he is a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. His books include Australian Family Law in Context (with Juliet Behrens), Principles of Equity and Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches.
Prof. Parkinson has served from 2004-2007 as Chairperson of the Family Law Council, an advisory body to the federal Attorney-General, and also chaired a review of the Child Support Scheme in 2004-05. He is a member of the new Australian Council for Families and Children, a peak advisory body to the federal minister for Family and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.


Prof. Parkinson is also well-known for his community work concerning child protection. He has been a member of the NSW Child Protection Council, and was Chairperson of a major review of the state law concerning child protection which led to the enactment of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998. He also works with churches on child protection issues.

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