Child Abuse - Quick Reference 3rd edition

Child Abuse - Quick Reference 3rd edition

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ISBN 978-1-936590-34-6

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558 pages, 204 images, 97 contributors

The Third Edition of Child Abuse Quick Reference is completely revised and expanded, with new and emerging science for the multidisciplinary response to child abuse. It features updated models for the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse as well as three all-new chapters on: nonfatal strangulation in children, pregnancy in sexually abused minors, and prevention of child maltreatment.

With this latest edition, Child Abuse Quick Reference remains the most detailed and convenient field guide to child maltreatment—ideal for professionals working directly with abused children. Medical practitioners, social workers, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and others will find this easy-to-use guide essential to their work on the front lines of prevention and intervention in cases of child maltreatment.

1. Introduction to Child Maltreatment

2. Radiology

3. Head Trauma

4. Nonfatal Strangulation in Children

5. Burns and Bruises

6. Ophthalmic Manifestations and Oral Injuries

7. Thoracoabdominal Injuries

8. The Chemically Abused Child (Poisoning)

9. Neglect, Abandonment, and Failure to Thrive

10. Sexual Abuse

11. The Sexual Abuse Interview

12. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

13. Pregnancy

14. Medical Child Abuse

15. Role of Law Enforcement

16. Interdisciplinary Death Investigation

17. DNA and Evidence Collection

18. Prevention

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Child abuse and neglect are complex issues and may be difficult to distinguish from typical childhood injuries. In the third edition of Child Abuse Quick Reference, leading researchers and clinicians provide up-to-date, comprehensive information for easy identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. It is particularly exciting to see a section on prevention included in a text of this type, because many families come into contact with various service sectors before child abuse and neglect occur, and professionals equipped to assess factors that put families at risk may have the opportunity to prevent abuse and neglect. Health care, social service, and law enforcement professionals will find this text an important resource in preventing, identifying, and responding to child abuse and neglect.

Beverly L. Fortson, PhD
Behavioral Scientist
Division of Violence Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

The new third edition of Child Abuse Quick Reference: For Health Care, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals is an easy-to-use guide to the assessment and care of the child abuse victim. The book covers a comprehensive list of topics that must be considered when confronted with child abuse cases. It focuses on methods for assessment, evaluation, treatment, and prevention that can be utilized across professions. Key images in radiology provide a quick guide to injuries in abused children, stressing differences across age groups. An in-depth discussion of the sexual abuse interview for children is a major strength, from which any clinician can glean important techniques for trauma-informed care in the process of interviewing a child. This is a handy guide for all child care professionals.

Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Professor, Director: Graduate Forensic Nursing Programs
School of Nursing
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Child Abuse Quick Reference, Third Edition is an invaluable resource that offers detailed guidance for the assessment and care of suspected or confirmed victims of child abuse and includes useful information for providing expert witness testimony in court. I applaud the authors for devising a text intended to assist a variety of multidisciplinary team members in the assessment and interpretation of medical findings in cases of suspected abuse. This text will allow health care providers, social workers, law enforcement personnel, and their colleagues in related fields to answer questions that may arise in the course of their work without having to search through several sources.

Qiana A. Johnson, DNP, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Atlanta, Georgia

Child Abuse Quick Reference: For Health Care, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals, Third Edition provides readers a comprehensive overview of child maltreatment in a quick reference format. The extensive definitions of terms provided throughout the book are very useful for quick review. While every chapter is very informative, the chapters “Neglect, Abandonment, and Failure to Thrive,” “The Chemically Abused Child (Poisoning),” and “Prevention” were particularly instructive. Written by leading experts in the field, this field guide is highly recommended for professionals from a broad array of disciplines who are committed to identification, treatment, and prevention of various forms of child maltreatment.

Susan J. Kelley, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor
Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer for Nursing
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia