Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse
A Resource for Professionals Working with Children and Families
Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse: A Resource for Professionals Working with Children and Families was specifically developed to provide the necessary information for equipping clinicians, nurses, and other medical professionals with the essential tools for navigating the vexing territory of child sexual abuse.
The sexual mistreatment of children remains a difficult and often disturbing challenge for medical providers. In addition to the rapidly expanding and often counterintuitive research on genital injury and healing, clinicans are also faced with complex and frequently painful emotional issues, a need to work productively and openly with nonmedical interdisciplinary team members, and the possibility of being called to provide testimony in the uncomfortable and sometimes adversarial courtroom.
|Product Details:||Flexibound with supplementary CD-ROM|
|Contains 603 figures in 440 pages written by 31 contributors|
|Audience:||Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses|
1. The Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse: An Historical Overview
2. Basic Anatomy of the Genitalia and Anus
3. The Medical Evaluation of an Alleged Childhood Sexual Abuse Victim
4. The Sexual Abuse Postexamination Conference with Families
5. Non-Emergent Medical Examination Procedures and Techniques
6. Adolescent Issues in Sexual Abuse and Assault
7. Evidence-Based Approach to Child Sexual Abuse Examination Findings
8. Interpretation of Genital and Anal Findings in Children and Adolescents with Suspected Sexual Abuse: State of the Science
9. Medical Conditions That Mimic Sexual Abuse
10. Sexually Transmitted Infections
11. The Medical Evaluation of Acute Sexual Abuse or Assault in Children and Adolescents
12. Distance Learning and Imaging Technology
13. Developing Standards for Education and Qualifications of the Child Sexual Abuse Examiner
14. Collaborative Practice and Pediatric Care
15. The Multidisciplinary Team and Child Sexual Abuse
16. The Medical Professional’s Guide to Court Process and Procedures
17. Child Sexual Exploitation
18. Child Sexual Abuse: An International Perspective
19. Therapy for the Child Sexual Abuse Victim
20. Child Sexual Abuse in Children with Disabilities
21. Child Sexual Abuse: Reframing and Expanding Our Perspective
22. The Path to Prevention
This text is destined to be an excellent resource for novices as well as experienced providers of medical care to victims of sexual abuse. In addition, investigators and social workers without medical backgrounds will benefit from increased understanding of the nature, importance, and value of these medical assessments. Clinicians faced with the seemingly never-ending stream of victims will find the last chapter on prevention particularly helpful, providing hope that we can effect change.
Deborah Lowen, MD
This textbook offers a comprehensive and detailed accounting of the medical assessment of the alleged childhood sexual abuse victim. It serves as an excellent resource for the multidisciplinary team responsible for the evaluation of these complex cases. Both Martin Finkel and Allan De Jong have provided the clinician with a well-referenced guide for how to accurately and effectively medically assess, interpret, and document sexual abuse or assault in children and adolescents. Anyone working in the field of child maltreatment should add this publication to their annals.
Barbara L. Knox, MD, FAAP
This is a valuable, exhaustive resource combining anatomic, epidemiologic, therapeutic, and preventative strategies for children and young adults. Beginning with historical context and moving through basic anatomy, physiology, and pathology, the reader quickly learns best practices in health services for sexual abuse, assault, and exploitation. Team approaches, collaboration, telemedicine, training, treatment, and mental health services are reviewed in great detail, and there is a superlative discussion of research methods and the state of knowledge in the field topped off with legal and international issues and prevention. This book should be read by any professional who wants to responsibly provide services for children and families facing these difficult problems.
Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP
This comprehensive text will be an invaluable resource to any medical provider who has contact with children. With topics ranging from basic genital anatomy to court testimony and future directions for prevention, it is an excellent resource not only for those whose careers are primarily focused on child sexual abuse but also to those who simply desire a basic understanding. In recent decades, there have been tremendous advances in medicine related to child sexual abuse, and this book synthesizes all of this information.
Mark Hudson, MD
This comprehensive text ought to be available to each multidisciplinary team member tasked with treating and/or investigating child and adolescent sexual abuse and assault. Diverse topics are carefully addressed including interviewing children with impairments, commercial sexual exploitation, and efficacious mental health therapies. Dr. Allan De Jong’s chapter on acute sexual abuse should be required reading for physicians and sexual assault nurse examiners tasked with forensic evidence collection and acute medical treatment. Dr. Martin Finkel details the highest standards to which clinicians should adhere as they elicit histories, conduct physical exams, and complete medicolegal documentation. This text is an excellent resource for both novice and established clinicians who serve child sexual abuse survivors and their families.
Tanya Hinds, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kaplan’s new text is much more than a “how to do a sexual abuse exam” or a “how to interpret the exam” handbook. The book includes chapters on how to talk with families after the examination, the history and future of child sexual abuse prevention, and child and youth prostitution and pornography. This is both a reference book and a thoughtful stimulus to broaden our thinking about the causes and effects of child sexual abuse and the role of the medical professional in caring for our patients and for the community.
Naomi F. Sugar MD