There is no other book like this one on the market.
Designed to save countless young lives,it is based on 14 years of research Dr. Rankin conducted in California with both abused children and pedophiles in prisons.
Child abuse is a scourge of these times that is destroying far too many of our young people. We need to decipher the silent screams of young victims.
Dr. Rankin was Executive Director for a large region in California for the Child Abuse Prevention Program under the aegis of Child Protective Services, State of California, a landmark program. Speaking to students in her 17,000 square mile territory, she learned to spot a victim before the youngster told his story. It took Dr. Rankin 14 arduous years to write this book, focusing on the nonverbal skills that aided her in identifying child victims.
The book covers a wide range of topics pertaining to child abuse and is intended for the average layman who perhaps wonders about a particular child, to police, teachers, and medical staffs. It is intended for emergency rooms, police station booking rooms, to the average classroom. One school superintendent said, "The book should be a reference manual placed on every single teacher's desk."
The book covers an astonishing background of child abuse, to juvenile court procedures, to brief definitions of Body Language terms applicable to child abuse cases, to parts of the body and behaviors to study, and also references to child abuse from poisoning, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs),physical clues, and precautions for the observer.
These are perilous times for children and this book is intended to address the plight of a child suffering from the scourge of child molestation.