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|
Bruises and Burns
Ophthalmic Manifestations and Oral Injuries
The Chemically Abused Child (Poisoning)
Neglect, Abandonment, and Failure to Thrive
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
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
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.