Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span
A Clinical Guide and A Color Atlas
Two-Volume Set with Supplementary CD-ROM
Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span is the essential desk reference for anyone treating or investigating sexual assault. New research, case studies, and full-color photos aid in the evaluation, care, and follow-up treatment of sexual assault victims. With more than 1800 images, this product is the most complete reference available.
Emergency room personnel, physicians, EMTs, social service agencies, judges, and law enforcement personnel will find critical information on physical examinations, proper sexual assault documentation, forensic evidence (including DNA analysis), and legal issues. The special sections devoted to the unique problems of sexual victimization of each age group are also invaluable. Edited by a pediatrician, an emergency room physician, a sexual assault nurse examiner, and a gynecologist, this hardbound guide offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available.
The Color Atlas contains case studies from experts in the field, including photos of STIs, injuries in progressive stages of healing, and similar injuries in different age groups. Special sections include victims with disabilities, assault during incarceration, and cases involving DNA evidence collection, analysis, and prosecution.
The Sexual Assault Supplementary CD-ROM contains 130 full-color images with detailed case studies, all cultivated from the Sexual Assault Color Atlas, reflecting the findings that are most characteristic of the various age groups. The CD is a perfect complement to the two-volume set, whether for training presentations or self-study.
|Product Details:||Two-volume set, hardbound with slipcase|
|1,435 pages, 1,830 images|
|CD-ROM contains 130 images with case studies|
|Audience:||Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Judges, 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|
Volume I: A Clinical Guide
1. Overview of Child Sexual Abuse
2. Anogenital Anatomy
3. Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse
4. Forensic Evaluations for Sexual Abuse
5. STDs in Sexually Abused Children
6. Differential Diagnosis
7. Screening for Treatment in Boys and Male Adolescents
8. Disability and Sexual Violence
9. Multidisciplinary Teamwork Issues
10. Documentation and Report Formulation
11. Networks and Technologies
12. Overview of Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault
13. Genital Injury and Sexual Assault
14. The Evaluation of the Sexual Assault Victim
15. Forensic Issues in Caring for Adult Victims
16. DNA Evidence in Sexual Assault
17. STDs and Pregnancy Prophylaxis
18. Dating Violence and Acquaintance Rape
19. Domestic Violence and Partner Rape
20. Sexual Assault and Pregnancy
21. Rape and Sexual Abuse in Older Adults
22. Sexual Assault in Correctional Settings
23. Revised Trauma Theory
24. Social Supports
25. Moving Beyond a Don’t-Ask–Don’t-Tell Approach
26. Caring for the Caregiver
27. SANE-SART History and Role Development
28. The Role of EMS Prehospital Care Providers
29. Law Enforcement Issues
30. The Role of Police as First Responders
31. Legal Issues in Sexual Assault
32. Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault Cases
Volume II: A Color Atlas
1. Infant Sexual Abuse (0-3 Years)
2. Young Child Sexual Abuse (4-8 Years)
3. Pre-adolescent Sexual Abuse (9-12 Years)
4. Adolescent Sexual Abuse and Assault (13-17 Years)
5. Adult Sexual Assault (18-39 Years)
6. Middle-Aged Adult Sexual Assault (40-64 Years)
7. Elderly Sexual Assault (65 and Older)
From the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span is a two-volume collection. The mission of the publisher, GW Medical Publishing, is "to become the world leader in publishing and information services on child abuse, maltreatment and diseases, and domestic violence."
The editors of the first volume, A Clinical Guide, are physicians with specialties in pediatrics, emergency medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology. Their goal is "to propagate information necessary to promote change, to better protect, and to better care for victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse." The information contained is directed to all disciplines that provide care for victims and handle offender dispositions, including prehospital personnel, detectives, skilled medical staff, rape crisis counselors, and sexual assault examiners.
The editors of volume two, A Color Atlas, have backgrounds in pediatrics and forensic health care. The atlas has more than 1600 color photographic images. The chapters in the atlas are arranged by developmental stages: infancy, childhood, preadolescence, adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and elderly. The goal is to help "provide better care to victims of sexual violence and to hold offenders accountable to society for their crimes."
The clinical guide has 32 chapters. The first 11 focus on child sexual abuse. Chapters start with an overview, then cover anatomy and the forensic evaluation. Separate chapters deal with male victims and persons with disabilities. Additional chapters address the teamwork approach to child sexual abuse, documentation, networks, and special technological tools.
Chapters 12 through 15 cover the evaluation of the adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault. The next two chapters give special attention to DNA evidence, sexually transmitted disease prophylaxis, and pregnancy prophylaxis. Outstanding features are the chapters on dating violence, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, and special populations (pregnant women, older adults, and incarcerated women). Chapters 23 and 24 explain the psychosocial trauma associated with sexual assault and offer resources for social support.
The editors include valuable information for maintaining health professional efficacy and for preventing and treating burnout. Vicarious traumatization is well defined and explained so that all sexual assault service professionals are able to understand their own potential sources of trauma.
The final chapters describe the history and development of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) programs. These chapters discuss the roles of emergency medical services, law enforcement, investigating officers, and prosecutors and offer supportive direction to these disciplines.
These two volumes are a comprehensive and up-to-date collection on sexual assault with chapters by leaders in the field. Much of the information is evidence-based. The references are extensive and cover the gamut of the field. The editors have successfully included most of the important topics although additional attention could have been given to cultural issues and to recovery.
Reading the volumes has dramatically strengthened my understanding of the role of other members of the SART. In addition, the two volumes of Sexual Assault are an excellent teaching resource. The style and format make digesting the material uncomplicated. The language is concise and the content informative. I think the editors of both volumes have achieved the goal of disseminating practical evidence-based information for anyone working in the field of sexual assault and sexual abuse. I highly recommend these volumes for all who care for victims of sexual assault.
Sandra R. Scott, MD
Excellent tools . . . [T]his is one of the best educational resources my office has ever purchased.
This book is the first to bring together the best information available concerning sexual victimization across the entire lifespan.
Robert M. Reece, MD
Until [prevention] becomes a cultural imperative of its own, we will continue to need books such as these.
Randell Alexander, MD, PhD
This text is a testament to the skill of the many examiners who took these excellent photographs. Discerning readers should come away from viewing these images with a clearer sense of how to document and how to interpret anogenital findings in sexual assault victims of all ages.
Lawrence R. Ricci, MD
This text shows a wide variety of findings and variations that illustrate the observations and histories in sexual assault examinations.
Kelly Bell, RN, BLS, SANE-A
From On the Edge:
This two-volume set is a must-have for practitioners who regularly interface and serve this patient population. Sincere appreciation will surely be expressed from colleagues and peers for this two-volume set, and will no doubt become the bible for guidance in attaining effective management of sexual assault.
Lynda Benak, MSN, RN
The two-volume Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span with CD-ROM is a must-have reference for any professional working in the field of sexual assault assessment and forensic evidence collection. As a SANE and a Family Nurse Practitioner in a rural community where I may only have one to two cases a month, the color atlas and CD-ROM provide me with an experience as close as I can get to actually doing several cases per month in a higher volume center. Thank you for this resource.
Elizabeth Helms, FNP, SANE
The book is great. I have used it in training for new nurses, as a reference in court, and to just reaffirm myself on findings. It was a great purchase.
Joy Thomas, RN, SANE-A