Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, 2E, Vol. 2: Evaluation of Children and Adults

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, Second Edition, Volume 2: Evaluation of Children and Adults, part of a 3-volume set of sexual assault references, directs attention to specific age groups within infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. The text addresses each group’s particular needs when identifying sexual assault.

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Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span
Second Edition
Volume 2: Evaluation of Children and Adults

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, Volume 2: Evaluation of Children and Adults focuses on the particular needs of sexual assault survivors in different age groups. Chapters cover topics such as child sexual abuse and exploitation, teen dating violence, and sexual assault of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Readers will benefit from tailored instruction on the care and assessment of these survivors, which emphasizes the unique needs of each population.

With 253 full-color photos for reference, this comprehensive guide includes essential information for sexual assault investigators. Social service workers, law enforcement personnel, medical practitioners, and prosecuting attorneys will all find this versatile, multidisciplinary approach to sexual assault to be a useful resource.

Features & Benefits:

  • Over 250 high-quality images
  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use
  • Comprehensive reference on all forms of sexual abuse
  • Detailed instruction on care for different age groups
Product Details:

Perfect Bound 11×8.5 inches
344 pages, 253 images, 26 contributors


Physicians, Emergency Physicians, Pediatricians, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners, Forensic Nurse Examiners, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Emergency Nurses, Pediatric Nurses, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement Personnel, Social Workers, Victim Advocates, College and Medical Library Administrators

Publication date:

January 2017


978-1-936590-02-5 (Print)
978-1-936590-56-8 (eBook)

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Exploitation
2. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Sexually Abused Children
3. Screening for and Treatment of Sexual Abuse Histories in Boys and Male Adolescents
4. Dating Violence in Teens and Young Adults
5. Overview of Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault
6. The Evaluation of the Adult Sexual Assault Victim
7. Adult Male Sexual Assault
8. Sexual Assault Among Older Adults
9. Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy Prophylaxis in Adolescents and Adults
10. Forensic Issues in Caring for the Adult Sexual Assault Victim
11. The Team Approach to Caring for Patients Who Have Experienced Alcohol and/or Drug Facilitated Sexual Abuse

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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Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with a degree in nursing and obtained an MSN in 2006. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments. Ms. Faugno obtained her certification in pediatric nursing in 1990, began a career as a sexual assault nurse examiner in 1991, and became a certified sexual assault nurse examiner in 2002. She is the former director of Forensic Health Services, which includes a child abuse program, sexual assault team, and a family violence program in North San Diego County. Currently, Ms. Faugno is a board director for End Violence Against Women International. She has made several presentations to the scientific community and has led workshops on sexual assault presented at the American Academy of Science.

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Mary J. Spencer, MD

Mary Spencer is medical director of the Child Abuse Program and the Sexual Abuse Response Team at Palomar-Pomerado Health in North San Diego County. She received her BA from the University of Colorado and MD from the University of California-Los Angeles. After medical school, Mary Spencer completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UCLA and worked as an assistant professor at the school until 1982. Currently, she is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Diego and has a private practice in pediatric and infectious disease medicine in Escondido.

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Michael L. Weaver, MD, FACEP, CDM

Michael Weaver has served as Medical Director for St. Luke’s Hospital’s Sexual Assault Treatment Center in Kansas City, Missouri, since 1980. The program has expanded throughout the St. Luke’s Health System’s eleven hospitals and has evolved into a full Clinical Forensic Care Program addressing the needs of elderly abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence patients. St. Luke’s established the first private Sexual Assault Treatment Center in the country and was part of the first and largest Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT) program in 1974. He is currently Medical Director of their SANE program, a founding member of the Kansas City Interdisciplinary Response to Sexual Assault (KCIRSA), and a board member of EVAW International. He is also a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians task force that developed and published the “Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient.” He has lectured for several organizations including the National College of District Attorneys; participated in the video “Presenting Medical Evidence at Trial” developed by the Department of Justice, National Judicial Education Program; and worked with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against Women to develop “A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations Adult/Adolescence.” He recently received recognition from the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department for his efforts to improve care of sexual assault victims, and in 2005, he was awarded the “Visionary Award” from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). He is the also the Medical Director of the multidisciplinary 7th Annual Forensic Investigations Conference, addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, child and elderly abuse education from the crime scene to the courtroom.

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Patricia Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation. As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Patricia’s clinical practice focuses on the health aftermath of violence and her research centers on forensic nursing practice topics. She is a consultant, author, and lecturer on forensic nursing and has earned more than 20 local, national, and international awards and professional honors for her work. Patricia chairs the American Public Health Association’s Family Violence Forum and is a former president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

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5 Stars ***** from Doody’s
These volumes are highly valuable for anyone who treats victims of sexual assault or violence. They are comprehensive with up-to-date literature references. Contributors are from a variety of fields and provide a good range of perspectives on the issues. This second edition has some needed additions in this developing field.

This second volume discusses the forensic exam and medical care for victims of sexual assault. It contains full-color examples of exam photos. The book is well written and covers both male and female aspects, with special consideration of pediatric and adolescent exams. It also discusses drug-facilitated assaults and subsequent issues in this area.

Amy Stoesz, MD
Regions Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center

Chapter 1, “Overview of Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Exploitation” is the perfect synopsis of the history of sexual assault and abuse across the life span. Regardless of their background, multidisciplinary team members can glean critical knowledge from the text, which explains the history of sexual assault and child protection laws in the United States and across the world. The chapter “Sexually Transmitted Infections in Sexually Abused Children” concisely covers the epidemiology of the major STIs in children, testing methods, implications of the results, and treatment options. Diagnosing sexual abuse is intrinsically challenging but this chapter provides an exceptional overview for clinicians, while citing outstanding references. “Screening for and Treatment of Sexual Abuse Histories in Boys and Male Adolescents” provides tools to appropriately care for these children. The authors discuss evidence-based research regarding trends in child sexual abuse and highlight slight but important differences between young male and female victims.

Laurie Charles, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Clinical Assistant Professor
Forensic Health Care
Texas A&M College of Nursing
Bryan, Texas

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span is an intricate and comprehensive compendium of information on all aspects of sexual assault. The breadth and depth of information is exceptional—from detailing the responsibilities of prosecutors and sexual abuse examiners, to a discussion of workplace sexual assault, and issues of dealing with sexual abuse in children with disabilities. This 3-volume compilation should be a mandatory resource in any organization engaged in any facet of sexual assault response or for anyone who wants a resource that deals with any or all of the multiple aspects of sexual abuse. The logical, functional structure of the volumes dividing the subject into investigation, evaluation of children and adults, and lastly, a volume on special settings and survivor populations greatly enhances the ease of using this material.

Theodore N. Hariton, MD, FACOG
Forensic Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists
Life Fellow of the Los Angeles Obstetrics and Gynecology Society
North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
American Academy of Forensic Scientists
Tuscon, Arizona

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