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Author Johnston, Hetty Margarette, 1958-

Title In the best interests of the child / Hetty Johnston
Published North Melbourne : Pluto Press, 2004


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Description xiii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary Hetty Johnston's story tells of the discovery of the sexual abuse of her seven year old daughter and the realization that a much loved family member had preyed on innocent children for 40 years. Hetty tells of how this impacted her, here daughter, her husband and their family, which lead her to become a committed advocate for child protection. In breaking the silence about her own life, Hetty reveals how her earlier experienmces gave her the courage to overcome despair and loss with hope and belief
Analysis Mothers of sexually abused children
Notes Cover subtitle: The story behind Australia's most prominent and outspoken child protection activist
Subject Johnston, Hetty Margarette, 1958-
Johnston, HettyMargarette, 1958-
Johnston, Hetty
Johnston, Hetty, 1958-
Child welfare -- Australia.
Child abuse -- Australia -- Biography.
Child welfare -- Australia -- Biography.
Mothers of sexually abused children -- Australia -- Biography.
Child sexual abuse -- Australia -- Prevention -- Biography.
Child welfare workers -- Australia -- Biography.
Sexually abused children -- Family relationships.
Child abuse -- Australia.
Child welfare workers -- Australia.
Abused children -- Australia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
LC no. 2005415514
ISBN 1864033363 paperback