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Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series, Vol. 3: Head Injuries

Featuring a variety of head injury examples for first responders and medical practitioners, Child Abuse Pocket Atlas, Volume 3: Head Injuries is part of an ongoing photographic series on child maltreatment. Hundreds of images aid professionals in diagnosing head injuries.

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Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series
Volume 3: Head Injuries

Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series, Volume 3: Head Injuries provides professionals with 606 full-color photos that represent a variety of head injuries found in children. Accompanying case studies will help professionals differentiate between the many types of abusive and accidental head injuries they may come across while treating patients or investigating cases of child death.

To further enhance the reader’s evaluative skills, this atlas features photographic studies of conditions that closely mimic abusive head trauma. Compact and comprehensive, this text is certain to be an invaluable resource for any professional involved in the investigation or treatment of head injuries in children.

Features & Benefits:

  • Over 600 high-quality images
  • Compact and lightweight for on-the-go use
  • Differentiation between abusive and nonabusive injuries
  • Comprehensive reference on head trauma in children
Product Details:

Perfect Bound 9×6 inches
258 pages, 606 images, 28 contributors

Audience:

Physicians, Pediatricians, Radiologists, Neurologists, Ophthalmologists, Neurosurgeons, Medical Examiners, Forensic Pathologists, Pediatric Nurses, Emergency Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Forensic Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Law Enforcement Personnel, Prosecutors, Social Workers, Child Protection Professionals, College and Medical Library Administrators

Publication date:

March 2016

ISBN-13:

978-1-936590-60-5 (Print)
978-1-936590-65-0 (eBook)

Table of Contents

1. Unintentional Head Injuries
2. Abusive Head Trauma
3. Associated Injuries
4. Ophthalmology
5. Oral Injuries
6. Medical Mimics
7. Neuroradiology
8. Neurosurgery
9. Outcomes
10. Pathology
11. Investigation

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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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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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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Robert N. Parrish, JD

Robert N. Parrish, JD began his legal career in the Utah Attorney General’s Office in 1980. In 1983, after representing the Utah Department of Public Safety as its sole counsel and presenting criminal appeals before the Utah Supreme Court, he became a prosecutor and managed trials of all kinds before specializing in child abuse prosecution in the late 1980s. Parrish has worked on both child protection cases and criminal cases involving proof of child abuse issues. While deputy director of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome from July 2000 to 2002, Parrish consulted on hundreds of cases all over the world, authored a training curriculum for law enforcement and CPS investigators, and wrote articles and chapters for several prosecution and medical texts. Parrish has presented training in England, Australia, and throughout the United States on a variety of topics relating to abusive head trauma in children and focusing on the legal system’s role in responding to this severe form of child abuse. In 2002, Parrish returned to state government as a Guardian ad Litem, representing abused, neglected, and delinquent children in juvenile court and managing six other attorneys and staff.

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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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