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Child Maltreatment 3E: A Clinical Guide

The third edition of Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference features updated guidelines for the investigation, diagnosis, and prosecution of child abuse. A team of expert practitioners and researchers designed this exhaustive reference for their colleagues in pediatric medicine, law, law enforcement, social work, and in every branch of the multidisciplinary team to better prepare them for an effective response to child maltreatment in all its forms.

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Child Maltreatment 3E

A Clinical Guide and Reference

The third edition of Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference is an updated and expanded reference volume for professionals involved in the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse. This comprehensive guide provides evidence-based research on the professional response to physical abuse and neglect, childhood sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and other related forms of child maltreatment. It is an essential tool for medical practitioners, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, social workers, and their multidisciplinary colleagues.

The Child Maltreatment Clinical Guide includes a variety of information on the identification, evaluation, and response to child abuse. It provides guidelines for the identification of abusive injuries, including abusive head trauma, bruises and burns, ophthalmic and oral injuries, and abusive poisoning. It also offers supporting data on cultural aspects of child maltreatment, the role of the federal government in response to and prevention of child abuse, DNA evidence and forensic evidence collection, and prosecutorial issues.

Product Details:

Hard-cover
1172 pages, 312 images, 77 contributors

Audience:

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:

June 2005

ISBN-13:

978-1-878060-55-6 (Print)
978-1-878060-46-4 (eBook)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: A Clinical Guide and Reference
1. Overview of Child Maltreatment
2. Skeletal and Visceral Radiological Imaging
3. Head Injury
4. Bruises and Burns in Child Maltreatment
5. Ophthalmic Manifestations
6. Oral Injuries
7. Thoracoabdominal Injuries
8. The Chemically Abused Child
9. Neglect and Abandonment
10. Failure to Thrive: A Reconceptualization
11. Sexual Abuse: Overview
12. Sexual Abuse: Issues Related to Interviewing Children
13. Sexual Abuse: The Medical Examination
14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
15. Psychological Maltreatment
16. Developmental Aspects of the Young Child
17. Psychopathology and the Child Psychologist
18. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
19. Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches
20. Drawing in Short-Term Assessment and Investigation
21. Role of the School
22. Risk of the Internet
23. Risk of Abuse in Faith Communities
24. Cultural Aspects
25. Children With Special Needs
26. Foster Care: Healthcare Issues
27. Family Abduction
28. Pediatric Screening for Intimate Partner Violence
29. Interpersonal Violence
30. The Role of Law Enforcement
31. Legal Issues
32. Preparing a Case for Court
33. Preparing to Give Expert Testimony
34. Role of the Medical Examiner in Fatal Cases
35. Child Fatality Review Team
36. Forensic Evidence Collection
37. DNA Evidence
38. Multidisciplinary Teams
39. Role of Physician and Nurse Education
40. Opportunities for Federal Funding and Collaboration
41. Public Child Welfare
42. Role of the Social Worker
43. Prevention

 

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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This edition of Child Maltreatment builds on the terrific start provided by James Monteleone with an expansion that is up-to-date, complete, and provides the best available information from an extraordinary group of contributors. It is a “must,” not only for specialists in the field of child abuse and neglect, but for all health professionals who provide care to children.

Richard D. Krugman, MD
Dean, School of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Angelo Giardino, Randy Alexander, and their interdisciplinary team of colleagues have continued to improve on an already exceptional collection of essays focused on the nature, extent and seriousness of child maltreatment in the United States and other economically advanced countries. In addition to providing the reader with a deep understanding of the complex forces that contribute to child maltreatment, the two-volume set offers clinicians and policy makers state-of-the-art guidance in preventing and caring for children who become victims of abuse and neglect. Giardino, Alexander, and their colleagues are to be congratulated for their pioneering contributions in helping to halt the current epidemic of child maltreatment cases.

Richard J. Estes, DSW
Professor and Principal Investigator,
"The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in North America"
University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work
Philadelphia, PA

Whether in an intensive care unit caring for a child abuse victim, providing training, or testifying as an expert witness, there is one resource that I know I can cite as a reliable reference, and that is Child Maltreatment. This is the most outstanding text of its kind and provides a complete review with relevant references on all aspects of the medical diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and neglect. I recommend Child Maltreatment to all members of an investigative multidisciplinary team and consider it a mandatory resource in any medical, social science, or criminal justice library.

Sharon Cooper, MD, FAAP
Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics,
PA Department of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

This third edition of Child Maltreatment includes the very latest in research and clinical issues related to the injury and exploitation of children. The editors have gathered the best and the brightest authors in the field to write the chapters, and the volumes contain essential knowledge for students and clinicians. It is designed to be a reference and resource for all agencies that assist and manage child maltreatment issues.

Ann Wolbert Burgess, RN, DNSc, CS
Boston College Connell School of Nursin

This publication presents a comprehensive look at the issues involved in cases of child maltreatment, emphasizing the contemporary importance of this subject and reviewing the multidisciplinary techniques for forensically detecting and addressing the needs of victims of such maltreatment. The text provides professionals in the fields of law, social science, and the healthcare industry with invaluable source materials when confronted with suspected child maltreatment.

Faye Battiste-Otto, RN, SANE
President, American Forensic Nurses

We’ve found Child Maltreatment really effective and worthwhile in juvenile investigations of crimes against children. The extensive photographs are very helpful in identifying abusive injuries of children. We have been able to educate ourselves well on the topic of child abuse.

Maryann Burgess, Captain
Aiken Public Safety
Juvenile Investigations Division
Aiken, SC

As a coroner and a manager of the child death review teams in our area, I’ve found the Child Maltreatment very helpful in examining and identifying cases of child abuse and neglect. The material presented will also prove useful in training other coroners to handle similar cases.

Colin Harris, BSc.(Crim), DTCM, F-ABMDI
Coroner
Manager, Child Death Review
Office of the Chief Coroner
Burnaby, British Columbia

The third edition of Child Maltreatment should be an excellent resource for a wide range of professionals and caregivers, including those in pediatrics, family medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry psychology, nursing, social service, law and law enforcement, education, and public health. These volumes should help first responders in diagnosis and management. The accompanying Photographic Reference volume is an excellent complement to the Clinical Guide and Reference volume. The Clinical Guide and Reference has 70 new contributors and exemplifies the multidisciplinary team approach to maltreatment. New material includes risks to children from Internet use, intimate partner violence, risks found in faith-based settings, preparing a case for court, preparing to be an expert witness, education of clinicians about child maltreatment, and research needs. The 42 chapters are divided among seven sections

… The “Physical Maltreatment” section begins with clear definitions of child maltreatment, its epidemiology, and the major changes in management since it was first brought to the attention of clinicians and legislators by C. Henry Kempe, MD, in 1962.

… Defining neglect has been difficult and controversial. The authors of the chapter “Neglect and Abandonment” usefully provide a clear definition. The “Sexual Abuse” section gives a good overview, followed by helpful chapters on interviewing, … medical examination, and sexually transmitted diseases.

… Chapter 35, which discusses the multiagency child fatality review team, including its historical development, should be read by all health care professionals.

… The two volumes belong in libraries of medicine, nursing, law, and social work. They are a useful resource for professionals who deal with children and their families and a valuable contribution to the field of child maltreatment and neglect.

Prasanna Nair, MD, MPH
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore

As an expert witness in a recent child-abuse litigation case, it provided me with a wealth of information on … early child development.

Maria R. Tapia, PhD
Dr. Tapia received her doctorate from New York University; she is currently a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor at the University of Florida's Health Science Center in Jackson

4 Stars **** from Doody’s
This two-volume encyclopedic reference, made up of a textbook and photographic atlas, cover the full gamut of child abuse and neglect in text, illustrations, and photographs. This 3rd edition represents a substantial revision with significant additions and expansions.

The aim is to provide a single comprehensive resource for multidisciplinary professionals responding to child maltreatment. This edition achieves this lofty objective very impressively.

The book is rooted in its previous editions as a healthcare professional reference, but with this edition emerges as a strong, authoritative, multidisciplinary professional reference. Recognized authorities from all disciplines author their respective components. All disciplines will benefit, including medicine, nursing, mental health, social work, law enforcement, legal, and researchers. All levels from student to practitioner are addressed.

This book is encyclopedic and leaves no child maltreatment issue untouched from etiology to manifestation to intervention and prevention. The previous editions’ strengths of depicting in word and image how to diagnose child abuse has been vastly enhanced with improved text, case studies, illustrations, sample worksheets and forms, and numerous photographs. The one shortcoming of this book is the frequent overlap and repetition of definitions and basic practice tenets among the different disciplines’ chapters. This shortcoming is mitigated if viewed as making the chapter more complete when read in isolation.

This book provides compelling evidence that child maltreatment is pervasive and has ramifications for all members of society. It elaborates a contemporary model response from many points of view. As such, I believe this book should be in the library of all professionals who interact with children. It is an especially valuable resource for professionals who are charged with responding to child maltreatment.

Scott A. Benton, MD, FAAP
LSU & Tulane Schools of Medicine

GW Medical Publishing (now STM Learning) titles, especially Child Maltreatment, have played essential roles in law enforcement investigations. Every child abuse investigator and prosecutor should have them.

Michael Johnson
Detective
Plano Police Department

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