Those words of the prophet Isaiah have haunted me for almost 20 years. In 1986, I lost my six-year-old daughter to a malfunctioning family court system that punished me for trying to protect my daughter from abuse....
Amy Neustein and writer/attorney wrote From Madness to Mutiny. The book, released in May 2005 as the lead title of the University Press of New England, is having a profound effect on the family court system. , Siena College, describes it as:
Amy Neustein is also the editor of Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals (Brandeis University Press, 2009). This book, the first critical study of child sex abuse committed by Jewish clergy, breaks new ground on a previously taboo subject, combining important work from practicing rabbis, educators, pastoral counselors, sociologists, mental health professionals and legal advocates for abuse victims, each of whom offers insights into different facets of the problem. , in the Providence Journal (May 10, 2009), says:
“Sociologist Amy Neustein has midwifed an endangered subject matter to safety in the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, & Life. . . . Neustein’s fascinating collection . . . helps us begin the discussions we have resisted too long.”
Amy Neustein has been in over 400 times. In The Jewish Voice and Opinion, March 2005, Rachel Bluth and Susan Rosenbluth said:
... Dr. Neustein has fought for nearly two decades to publicize the truth ... She has devoted her professional training ... to exposing the maltreatment accorded to mothers who lose custody of their children...
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