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Chapter 13: Evaluating Child Abuse in Children Who Seek Asylum: Four Cases Studies

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Evaluating Child Abuse in Children Who Seek Asylum: Four Cases Studies
Evaluating child abuse in children who seek asylum: Four cases studies
Ellen G.KelmanDoctors of the World

The term child abuse has become all too familiar over the past few decades for those of us living in developed countries such as the United States. We see it in the news on a daily basis and have set up elaborate agencies and reporting systems to detect or prevent it when possible. In addition, we tend to have a universal definition for it that basically equates it with dysfunction and evil. Anyone committing such an act is seen as unfit to be around children and perverse. In a sense, it has become a cliché that one can't quite define ...

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