Child Abuse Quick Reference 2e: For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Child Abuse Quick Reference 2e: For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

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448 pages, 156 images, 93 contributors
Child Abuse Quick Reference 2e is designed to provide busy practitioners with the information required to rapidly diagnose child maltreatment and recognize children at high risk for any type of abuse—from physical manifestations such as child head trauma to sexual and psychological forms—and neglect. Medical practitioners, other health care professionals, social service workers, law enforcement officials, EMS personnel, and others who deal with abused children are given the vital information needed to handle these cases. This review is presented in bulleted outlines, lists, tables, and photographs to quickly locate essential points to consider in this handy pocket volume. The sections present the scope of the problem, all the details needed to perform assessment and treatment, the essentials regarding investigation and prosecution, and a handy summary of educational and prevention approaches to child abuse.
This quick reference serves as an adjunct to the text on Child Maltreatment. Professionals dealing with child maltreatment and its effects on a daily basis will find great value in this child abuse book. No other quick reference so completely sums up the need-to-know facts in such a readily available format.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781878060907
Publisher: STM Learning, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Angelo Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Dr. Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan's quality improvement program.
Randell Alexander is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He currently serves as chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics and interim chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. He is the statewide medical director of child protections teams for the Department of Health's Children's Medical Services and is part of the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. He has also served as vice chair of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and Prevent Child Abuse America. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

Table of Contents

1. Principles of Evaluation
2. Radiology
3. Head Injury
4. Bruises and Burns
5. Ophthalmic Manifestations and Oral Injuries
6. Thoracoabdominal Injuries
7. The Chemically Abused Child (Poisoning)
8. Neglect, Abandonment, and Failure to Thrive
9. Sexual Abuse
10. The Sexual Abuse Interview
11. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
12. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
13. Role of Law Enforcement
14. Role of the Medical Examiner in Cases of Fatality
15. DNA and Evidence Collection

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