Save the Family, Ssave the Child: What We Can Do to Help Children

Wincent J. Fontana, Author, Vincent J. Fontana, Author, Valerie Moolman, With Dutton Books $19.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-525-24989-4
Writing with freelancer Moolman, Fontana, founder of New York Foundling Hospital's recovery program for abusing parents and their children, here reiterates many of the recommendations he made in Somewhere a Child Is Crying. A tireless advocate for powerless children, he indicts society and the legal system that have allowed the incidence of child abuse--illustrated in a series of chilling vignettes that touch all races and socioeconomic classes--to remain virtually unchanged despite publicity engendered by recent notorious cases. An overhaul of the child-care system and a turnaround of the public apathy toward child abuse is required, he asserts, before society will be spared adult criminals who are the products of pain and abuse. Citing successful programs throughout the country, Fontana offers compelling directives for healing maltreated children and their families. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/29/1991
Release date: 05/01/1991
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