Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, 2E, Vol. 3: Special Settings and Survivor Populations

The final book in the 3-volume set of sexual assault references, Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, Second Edition, Volume 3: Special Settings and Survivor Populations concentrates on survivors in uncommon settings, such as academic institutions, the military, and care facilities.

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Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span
Second Edition
Volume 3: Special Settings and Survivor Populations

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, Volume 3: Special Settings and Survivor Populations focuses largely on the particular needs of special survivor populations, as well as victims in unique settings. Professionals who work with sexual assault survivors who have disabilities, live in rural areas or correctional facilities, are part of the LGBTQ community, or are in other groups requiring special care will benefit from this focused and precise study of the populations they serve.

With chapters written by expert sexual assault responders, and including nearly 200 full-color photos provided by attending medical practitioners and law enforcement investigators, this third and final volume of the Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span set will make an ideal visual reference and instructional guide.

Features & Benefits:

  • Over 190 high-quality images
  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use
  • Comprehensive reference on care of certain survivors
  • Instructions on procedures within unique settings
Product Details:

Perfect Bound 11×8.5 inches
260 pages, 194 images, 17 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


978-1-936590-03-2 (Print)
978-1-936590-57-5 (eBook)

Table of Contents

1. Sexual Assault and Abuse of Children With Disabilities: An Evolving Future
2. Sexual Assault and Abuse in Persons With Disabilities: A Life Span Approach
3. Sexual Assault and Abuse in LGBTQ Populations
4. Sexual Violence Among College Students: Prevalence, Risk Factors, Consequences, and Promising Practices for Prevention
5. Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings
6. Sexual Assault and Abuse in the United States Military
7. Sexual Assault and Abuse in Tribal Jurisdictions
8. Sexual Assault and Abuse in Rural Populations
9. Workplace Sexual Assault
10. Sexual Assault, Trauma, and Violence During Disasters

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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4 Stars **** from Doody’s
This set is highly valuable for anyone who will treat victims of sexual assault or violence. It is comprehensive, with up-to-date literature references. Contributors are from varied fields and provide a good range of perspectives on the issues. The new additions to the second edition are needed in this developing field.
Volume three covers special audiences/patient populations. As there are often different medical-legal aspects to consider depending on the setting of the assault and persons involved, it is important to understand the factors involved in specific situations. This feels like a respectful overview of trauma care for especially at-risk populations. A few populations discussed include LGBTQ, tribal jurisdictions, rural populations, and workplace sexual assault.

Amy Stoesz, MD
Regions Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center

The second edition of Sexual Assault Victimization: Across the Life Span is a comprehensive, evidence-based collection of resource material for the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) written by experts in the field of forensic medicine and nursing. Chapters address the holistic health needs of the sexual assault patient. Chapters of particular interest for the SANE include those addressing the medical forensic exam and evidence collection. Several chapters address the sensitive needs of special populations such as children, the elderly, victims of gender-based violence, and male patients. The chapters are well written, with attention to detail and current research. There are a plethora of case studies and photographs to illustrate the key points in chapters. Each chapter ends with discussion questions, challenging readers to thoughtfully consider adoption into their practice. These books are a must-have for SANEs and SANE programs.

Ann Adlington, MS, BSN, RN, SANE-A
South Region SANE Coordinator
Advocate Health Care
Hazel Crest, Illinois

The new Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, Second Edition is a must-have resource for those who care for or respond to victims of sexual assault and abuse. There are several essential texts that I recommend programs consider keeping close at hand for reference, and this book is one of them. SANE programs and multidisciplinary collaborative team members should consider this for their professional bookshelves and libraries. It provides crucial information on the range of issues that may have potential impact on sexual assault victims of all ages. Included in this new edition are critical issues sexual assault examiners and the entire response team can tackle together as they work to provide competent, ethical, patient-focused care. These issues can impact the long-term health and well-being of their patients and ultimately the safety of their communities

SAFE Technical Assistance Project Director
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Elkridge, Maryland

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