Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment 4E, Vol. 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 maltreatment. The clinical text includes essential information for professionals who work to identify, treat, and prevent these types of abuse in children.

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Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment
Fourth Edition
Volume 1: Physical Abuse and Neglect

Chadwick’s Child Maltreatment Fourth Edition, Volume 1: Physical Abuse and Neglect is a comprehensive resource that will benefit a variety of professionals in their ongoing efforts to identify and prevent physical abuse and neglect toward children. More than 30 medical experts collaborated to provide the latest clinical data and research on essential topics, such as burns and bruises in child maltreatment, 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 1177 high-quality photographs and illustrations. These images serve to complement the primary topics of the clinical text, providing additional information on radiology and photo documentation.

Features & Benefits:

  • Over 1100 high-quality images
  • Updated to include the most contemporary research
  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use
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

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 Chadwick 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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Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD, FAAP

Jonathan Thackeray 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 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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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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