Child Fatality Review Quick Reference
For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals
An ideal field guide to establishing, maintaining, and improving child fatality review teams (CFRTs), this pocket-sized edition is required reading for anyone involved in the child fatality review process.
The Child Fatality Review Quick Reference is an ideal field guide for establishing, maintaining, and improving child fatality review teams (CFRTs). With sections devoted to review procedures, the roles of each team member, and full-color photographs of various causes of child death and manners of death, this pocket-sized edition is required reading for anyone involved in diagnosing child death and the child fatality review process.
Case studies illustrate abusive and accidental forms of death, including neglect, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suicide, burns, drowning, genetic diseases, natural causes, and abusive head trauma (eg, shaken baby syndrome). This text is a vital tool for all members of a child fatality review team, and it can serve as a guide for anyone trying to form a CFRT.
|Product Details:||Quick reference format, wire-o bound, 7-1/2" x 4-1/2"|
|400 pages, 150 images|
|Audience:||Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Domestic Violence Experts, Child Advocates, Child Abuse Prevention Professionals, Child Protective Services Members|
1. Fatality Review Teams
2. Fatality Review Procedures
3. Epidemiology of Child Fatality
4. Pediatric Ophthalmology
5. Law Enforcement, Courts, and CPS
6. Social and Environmental Issues
8. Perinatal Deaths
9. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
10. Physical Abuse
12. Nonabusive Injuries
16. Medical Conditions
Doody's Review: 4 Stars
It is intended to assist in creating interdisciplinary child death review teams so that there is an improvement in child death investigation, with the ultimate goal of preventing such deaths. The book will be a great guide for those who need to set up this type of review team in their jurisdiction and it has good suggestions for improving the efficacy of teams already in existence.
The book has a large target audience, as the members of a child death review team come from many different disciplines. It would be appropriate for law enforcement officials, social service providers, and city/county administrators, as well as physicians who participate in child death reviews. The authors are leading experts in this field.
This is an excellent manual for jurisdictions that need to create a review process or are new to the review process. The information in the book would make an excellent presentation to any city/county administration about the value of child death review panels. It is uniquely designed in a checklist format that is easy to use and it presents facts without unnecessary editorializing.
This is a great primer for anyone involved in the process of creating or contributing to the child death review process. I don't believe any other book has covered the subject so thoroughly and succinctly.
Jennifer Forsyth, MD
This guide is not meant to provide you with answers to the broader questions related to the risky behaviors, inadequate social systems, or dangerous environments that harm children. It is only by understanding the complex and often hidden causes of child deaths that we can work to prevent other deaths. The child fatality review process is one way to do this. It is a process that helps professionals from many disciplines, including forensics, criminal justice, social services, public health, education, and child advocacy share case information on the complex array of circumstances in individual deaths in order to improve their investigations, services, and systems; and to identify strategies to prevent other deaths. The Child Fatality Review Quick Reference will provide you with information on conducting an effective review.
Theresa Covington, MPH
This book includes technical information that reflects a change in attitude towards child death investigation. Cases that might have gone unexamined in previous years have been pursued with additional investigation by individuals questioning what others accepted. You will face similar choices where the cause, manner, and circumstances of death are not clear. You will probably find cases where the material in this book has not been applied, where the investigation at least appears inaccurate or incomplete.
Michael Durfee, MD