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University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield produces the first book on child sexual abuse in the Caribbean

Professor Adele Jones has written several chapters, and acted as overall Editor for the first academic book to be published on the issue of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean

IMAGE: Professor Adele Jones has written several chapters, and acted as overall Editor for the first academic book to be published on the issue of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean.

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Professor Adele Jones, Director of the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies at the University of Huddersfield has co authored and edited the first book to address the issue of child sexual abuse within a region of the world constructed as a 'paradise' in the language of global travel.

The book follows on the heels of the most recent research into the topic (commissioned by UNICEF) and draws extensively from previously unpublished material. While child sexual abuse occurs in all countries, few books explore the nuanced conceptual, cultural and social behaviours which underpin it.

The book is distinctive in that it addresses the limitations of dominant models for child protection that have emerged out of the richer countries of the West and which are often ineffective in the majority world and provides practice and policy examples for transforming child protection in sustainable ways. This edited volume includes contributions from a wide range of disciplines such as psychology, psychotherapy, law, social work, sociology, early childhood education and counselling.

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