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Child Abuse Quick Reference

For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals, 2nd Edition

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP
Randell Alexander, MD, PhD, FAAP

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Our Child Abuse Quick Reference is the perfect field guide for anyone involved in reporting child abuse cases. Easy to read and portable, the comprehensive guide makes it simple to identify child maltreatment and gives a point of reference to compare normal childhood injuries to signs of maltreatment.

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Child Abuse Quick Reference
For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals, 2nd Edition

An ideal field guide for anyone involved in identifying, interpreting, or reporting child abuse cases, this new second edition is completely updated with new chapters and images.

This completely revised and expanded quick reference is designed to provide busy practitioners with the information required to rapidly diagnose child maltreatment and recognize children at high risk for any type of abuse—from physical manifestations such as child head trauma to sexual and psychological forms—and neglect. Medical practitioners, other health care professionals, social service workers, law enforcement officials, EMS personnel, and others who deal with abused children are given the vital information needed to handle these cases. This review is presented in bulleted outlines, lists, tables, and photographs to quickly locate essential points to consider in this handy pocket volume. The sections present an up-to-date assessment of the scope of the problem, all the details needed to perform assessment and treatment, the essentials regarding investigation and prosecution, and a handy summary of educational and prevention approaches to child abuse.

This quick reference serves as an adjunct to the text on Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference. Professionals dealing with child maltreatment and its effects on a daily basis will find great value in this child abuse book. No other quick reference so completely sums up the need-to-know facts in such a readily available format.

Product Details: Quick reference format, wire-o bound
448 pages,156 images, 93 contributors
Audience: Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Substance Abuse Experts,Child Advocates, Child Protective Services Members
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1-878060-60-0 (Print)
978-1-878060-90-7 (e-Book)
Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP

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. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Dr. 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, Dr. Giardino 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 philanthropist. 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.

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD, FAAP

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. Dr. Alexander has served on state child death review committees in Iowa, Georgia, and Florida, as well as on two regional child death review committees. He is an active researcher who lectures widely and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

Principles of Evaluation
Head Injury
Bruises and Burns
Ophthalmic Manifestations and Oral Injuries
Thoracoabdominal Injuries
The Chemically Abused Child (Poisoning)
Neglect, Abandonment, and Failure to Thrive
Sexual Abuse
The Sexual Abuse Interview
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Role of Law Enforcement
Role of the Medical Examiner in Cases of Fatality
DNA and Evidence Collection

I have spent 27 years with the New Orleans Police Department; 10 of those years as Commander of the Child Abuse Unit. I’m retired now and do officer training. Quick Reference’s pictures are good and it’s sized so that you can carry it in a brief case. It’s very helpful ...

Lieutenant Teddy Daigle
Retired, New Orleans Police Department

Child Abuse Quick Reference is a welcome addition to a rapidly changing field. While pocket sized to permit easy portability, the content has not suffered. Quick Reference offers the reader a vast amount of readily accessible, clinically pertinent information. A well designed resource which should prove invaluable to all professionals involved with the care of maltreated children.

Howard B. Levy, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
President, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Director, Pediatric Ecology, Program, Colombia Grant Hospital
Chicago, IL

I teach a course in physical indicators for the state’s child abuse investigators, law enforcement personnel and protective services staff. I’m always looking for references that will help me explain what to look for. When I saw your book with its color photography, I thought, “This is great. It’s like putting the whole course into a pocket book. My students can’t take slides with them. This book has all the etiologies of the injuries all that’s going to help them make a quicker identification. And it’s quick and small enough to put into a car or briefcase.

Cynthia Lawlor, M.S.
Child Welfare Instructor
Professional Development Center
Florida International University