Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment 4E, Volume 1

Physical Abuse and Neglect, the first volume in the fourth edition of Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment provides an overview of the signs and effects of physical abuse and neglect toward children. The clinical text includes essential information for professionals who work to identify, treat, and prevent child physical abuse and neglect.

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Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment, Volume 1

Physical Abuse and Neglect

Peer-reviewed by experts in the field, Physical Abuse and Neglect is a comprehensive resource to support health care, law enforcement, social work, child protection, and court-related professionals in their ongoing efforts to identify and prevent physical abuse and neglect of innocent victims.

More than 30 medical experts collaborated to provide the latest clinical data and research on topics ranging from burns and bruises in child maltreatment to oral injuries and the effects of chemical abuse.

The clinical portion of the text is accompanied by a photographic atlas in the back of the book that 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 photodocumentation.

Key Features and Benefits:
— New! Over 350 new photographs to help practicing professionals identify and treat various incidents of physical abuse and neglect
— Combined clinical guide and photographic atlas for more convenient access to information
— Multidisciplinary focus to support collaboration among health care, law enforcement, social work, child protection, and court-related professionals

Product Details:

600 pages, 1177 images, 32 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


978-1-936590-27-8 (Print)
978-1-936590-30-8 (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


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, MD, PhD is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine and has served on several state 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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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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Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD

Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD is currently a Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Florida and has served as the Medical Director of the Child Protection Team since 2010. 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 serves on the Board for the Florida Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Debra Esernio-Jenssen has a special interest in prevention. Since her arrival in Gainesville, FL she has produced a domestic violence and an abusive head trauma public service announcement. These announcements have been shown on the “Gator Board” which is seen before every University of Florida home football game and have been distributed throughout the 12 county catchment area her team serves. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in child abuse and child abuse prevention.

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Volume 1 of the 4th edition of Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment series provides a comprehensive resource regarding child abuse and neglect. It is beautifully illustrated, well-referenced, and very much up to date. Readers will be well served by this essential resource. In particular, the ophthalmology sections have been put together with expertise and offer excellent photographic examples of the findings in abusive head trauma.

Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics
Wills Eye Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment 4th edition, volume 1 ensures physicians, nurses, social-workers, and law enforcement professionals have a comprehensive reference that describes the identification, evaluation, and management of all facets of child abuse and neglect. Of note, in an era when abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) is often fiercely litigated in courtrooms and in lay media, Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment Fourth Edition is a reputable source of mainstream, scientific information about abusive head trauma and its ophthalmologic manifestations.

Tanya Hinds, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Child Abuse Pediatrician
Freddie Mac Foundation Child and Adolescent Protection Center
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

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