Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment 4E Bundle

The fourth edition of the landmark reference Child Maltreatment―now titled Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment―offers a comprehensive view of the signs and aftermath of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and psychological maltreatment. Written by top medical professionals especially for a multidisciplinary approach, this 3-volume set is a necessary element to complete any medical, legal, or social services resource collection.

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Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment
Fourth Edition

3-Volume Set

Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment, Fourth Edition has been edited by some of the most prominent experts in the field, including child abuse specialist and pioneer Dr. David Chadwick. This series is specifically designed to assist professionals who are in positions to identify and respond to the plight of child maltreatment and its adverse effects on children and families.

  • Volume 1: Physical Abuse and Neglect provides an overview of the signs and effects of physical abuse and neglect toward children. The clinical portion of the text is accompanied by a photographic atlas in the back of the book, which includes current case studies and more than 1100 images and illustrations that complement many of the main topics included in the clinical text, plus chapters on radiology and photo documentation.
  • Volume 2: Sexual Abuse and Psychological Maltreatment provides an overview of the signs and effects of sexual abuse and psychological maltreatment toward children. The clinical portion of the text is accompanied by a photographic atlas in the back of the book, which includes current cases studies and more than 300 images and illustrations that document instances of sexual abuse and equipment used by professionals for documentation.
  • Volume 3: Cultures at Risk and Roles of Professionals provides an overview of several topics, such as the legal and forensic aspects of child maltreatment cases and the roles of physicians, nurses, social workers, and multidisciplinary teams. The clinical portion of the text is accompanied by a photographic atlas in the back of the book, which includes more than 450 images and case histories on key topics, including police investigations, resources and settings, and prevention.

Features & Benefits:

  • Collectively features more than 1990 high-quality images
  • Updated to include the most contemporary research
  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use
Product Details:

Vol 1 : 600 pages, 1177 images, 32 contributors
Vol 2 : 456 pages, 350 images, 36 contributors
Vol 3 : 798 pages, 466 images, 44 contributors


Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Judges, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Domestic Violence Experts, Substance Abuse Experts, Child Advocates, Child Abuse Prevention Professionals, Child Protective Services Members, Educators

Publication date:

March  2014


Vol 1 ISBN: 978-1-936590-27-8 (Print), 978-1-936590-30-8 (eBook)

Vol 2 ISBN: 978-1-936590-28-5 (Print), 978-1-936590-31-5 (eBook)

Vol 3 ISBN: 978-1-936590-29-2 (Print), 978-1-936590-32-2 (eBook)

Bundle ISBN: 978-1-936590-33-9 (eBook)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Physical Abuse and Neglect
1. Overview of Child Maltreatment
2. Skeletal and Visceral Radiological Imaging
3. Head Injury
4. Burns in Child Maltreatment
5. Bruises in Child Maltreatment
6. Ophthalmic Manifestations
7. Oral Injuries
8. Thoracoabdominal Injuries
9. The Chemically Abused Child
10. Neglect and Abandonment
11. Failure to Thrive
12. Head Injuries Atlas
13. Burns Atlas
14. Bruises Atlas
15. Ophthalmology Atlas
16. Oral Injuries Atlas
17. Thoracoabdominal Trauma Atlas
18. Radiology Atlas
19. Photodocumentation Atlas
20. Physical Abuse Documentation Atlas
21. Demonstrations Atlas
22. Neglect Atlas
23. Documentation of Neglect Atlas

Volume 2: Sexual Abuse and Psychological Maltreatment
1. Sexual Abuse: Overview
2. Sexual Abuse: Issues Related to Interviewing Children
3. Sexual Abuse: The Medical Examination
4. Sexually Transmitted Infections
5. Sexual Behaviors in Children
6. Therapy Approaches for Sexually Abused Children
7. Positive and Negative Findings and What They Mean
8. Developmental Aspects of the Young Child
9. Understanding Resilience
10 Lifelong Effects of Child Maltreatment
11. Psychological Maltreatment
12. The Psychopathology of Child Maltreatment
13. Fabricated and Induced Illness by Carers
14. Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches
15. Role of the School
16. Sexual Abuse Atlas
17. Equipment for the Documentation of Sexual Abuse Atlas

Volume 3: Cultures at Risk and Roles of Professionals
Cultural Aspects
Risk of the Internet
Risk of Abuse in Faith Communities
Child Maltreatment and Disability
1. Foster Care: Health Care Issues
2. Family Abduction
3. Pediatric Screening for Intimate Partner Violence
4. The Intergenerational Transmission of Violence
5. The Role of Law Enforcement in Child Abuse Cases
6. From Crime Scene to Trial: Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of Child Abuse
7. Preparing a Case for Court
8. Legal Issues
9. Preparing to Give Expert Testimony
10. Role of the Medical Examiner in Fatal Cases
11. Child Fatality Review Team
12. Forensic Evidence Collection
13. DNA Evidence
14. Multidisciplinary Child Protection Teams
15. Child Maltreatment Education for Physicians and Nurses
16. Role of the Social Worker
17. Federal Funding and Collaboration: The National 18. Institutes of Health Child Abuse and Neglect Working 19. Team
20. Public Child Welfare: A History of Challenge and 21. Opportunity
22. Applying a Public Health Approach to Child 23. Maltreatment
24. Prevention
25. The Medical Examiner Atlas
26. Police Investigations Atlas
27. Resources and Settings in the Field of Child Maltreatment Atlas
28. Prevention Atlas

David L. Chadwick, MD

David L. Chadwick, MD, was the Director Emeritus of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. He engaged in clinical work with abused children starting in 1960. In 1961, along with C. Henry Kempe, Leon Eisenberg, and others, he attended a meeting at the Children’s Bureau in Washington drafting the first model child abuse reporting law. He created the Center for Child Protection at Children’s Hospital in San Diego – one of the first in the country – in 1976 and became its director in 1985. It was later renamed the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. He also helped to found the San Diego Community Child Abuse Coordinating Council and was instrumental in developing a Committee on Child Abuse in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University, where he engaged in research on the epidemiology of physical abuse. Dr. Chadwick passed away in January 2020.

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Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD

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. Angelo Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Angelo 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. Additionally, he began the Child Abuse and Neglect Team for Children with Special Health Care Needs, which was funded by a three-year grant from a local philanthropy. In 1998, he was appointed associate chair of clinical operations in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and in June of 1999 he was asked to chair the CHOP Quality Committee. These accomplishments are only a few of his career.

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Randell Alexander, MD, PhD

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. In addition, 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. Randell Alexander has served on state child death review committees in Iowa, Georgia, and Florida, and two regional child death review committees. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

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Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD

Debra Esernio-Jenssen is currently working at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in the field of Child Protective Medicine. She is also currently the Medical Director of the John Van Brakle Child Advocacy Center. In 2009 she was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Child Abuse Pediatrics. From 1998 to April 2010, she was the Director of the Child Protection Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital and the Chair of the Child Protection Consultation Team at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, New York. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1982 and completed her pediatric residency at North Shore University in Manhasset, NY where she was selected to be Chief Resident in Pediatrics in 1985. In 2007, she was invited to join the Ray Helfer Society. She is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and has a special interest in prevention. Debra has also produced a domestic violence and abusive head trauma public service announcement that has been shown on the big screen before every University of Florida home football game. Debra is recognized both nationally and internationally for her work in child abuse and child abuse prevention.

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Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD, FAAP

Jonathan Thackeray, MD, FAAP is Clinical Director of The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to hospital medicine, he is a member of the faculty of The Center and was appointed as Clinical Director of the Child Assessment Center in 2007. He also serves as the Director of the Step 2 Clinical Skills Program at the College of Medicine. He is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Child Abuse and Neglect and serves as editor of the section’s newsletter. He recently completed a two-year term as president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and is a Scholar Member of the Ray E. Helfer Society and a member of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. His professional interests include intimate partner violence and resident education. He is board certified in general pediatrics and internal medicine.

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This work is excellent! At a time when child maltreatment science is growing exponentially, the release of the Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment Fourth Edition series by Chadwick, Alexander, Giardino, Thackeray, and Esernio-Jenssen brings scholarship and practice expertise to those who deliver care to children who have been maltreated or abused. It should be in libraries worldwide.

Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN
Associate Professor and Forensic Nursing Concentration Coordinator
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Nursing
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
Memphis, Tennessee

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