Foreword by The Honourable Alistair Nicholson Acknowledgments Introduction: A new problem 1: A new understanding of child abuse in the context of parental separation 2: Child abuse, family violence and family law legislation 3: Family law legislation and the protection of children 4: Child sexual abuse 5: Other forms of child abuse 6: Managing families and their problems 7: Managing the family law service system 8: Case presentations: The professional's contributions Notes References Index
Thea Brown is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Family Violence and Family Court Research Program at Monash University. She has served on Family Court committees and on the Commonwealth Family Law Pathways Advisory Group. Dr Renata Alexander is Senior Lecturer in Law at Monash University and a member of the Victorian Bar. She was Deputy Registrar in the Family Court and is author of Domestic Violence in Australia 3rd edition.