Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter
Written by experts from multiple disciplines, the revised third edition of this widely acclaimed practical reference helps professionals fulfill their legal and ethical responsibilities to report child abuse with a high level of confidence and effectiveness.
The revised 3rd edition of this book is a must for teachers, nurses, social workers, childcare workers, law enforcement agencies, and all other mandated reporters of child abuse. Completely updated, this critically lauded practical reference helps mandated reporters fulfill their legal and ethical responsibility to report child abuse with a high level of confidence and effectiveness. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, the text incorporates proven approaches for distinguishing possible abuse from conditions that mimic abuse, conducting necessary interviews and examinations, documenting findings, reporting child neglect, and making appropriate referrals.
The expanded 3rd edition includes new chapters on the role of child protective services, the risk for maltreatment posed by the Internet, the availability of community and home-based services, prevention efforts at the local and national levels, psychological and psychiatric responses to abuse, and resources available to professionals caring for abused children.
|Product Details:||Paperback, perfect-bound edition|
|466 pages, 81 images|
|Audience:||Mandated Reporters of child abuse (incl. Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Domestic Violence Experts, Substance Abuse Experts, Child Advocates, Child Abuse Prevention Professionals, Child Protective Services Members, Educators, Childcare Centers)|
1. Physical Abuse
2. Sexual Abuse
3. Child Neglect and Abandonment
4. Educational Neglect
5. Psychological Abuse
6. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
7. Violence Among Children
8. Psychological and Psychiatric Issues
9. To Report or Not to Report: Is That the Only Question? Child Maltreatment and Social Work Responsibilities in Acute Healthcare Settings
10. The Role of the School in Child Abuse
11. Art Therapy
12. The Internet and the Risk for Maltreatment
13. The Role of Law Enforcement in the Investigation of Child Maltreatment
14. Legal Issues
15. After the Call: Children and the Child Welfare System: Community and In-Home Services or Out-of- Home Placement
16. Prevention Efforts: Local
17. Prevention Efforts: National
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The American Association of Office Nurses prides itself on presenting quality education experiences in the field of office practice. Books like The Mandated Reporter become a critical resource to nurses whose main goal is to provide quality patient care.
Mary Ann Jones, R.N., M.A.
I have found The Mandated Reporter to be the best of its type available and recently adopted it as the text for my Child Abuse and Neglect class at Metropolitan State College in Denver, CO.
Susan J. Dycus, R.N.
Mandated Reporter brings together pertinent information . . . the chapter selection highlights the necessary diagnosing criteria for physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, as well as for the controversial and less known multiple personality disorder and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. The chapters on Abuse, Schools, and the Law and Psychological Abuse are excellent and important additions for mandated reporters . . . Each chapter is written from a different perspective and by authors from different disciplines and credentials.
Wayne I. Munkel, LCSW