Child Fatality Review
An Interdisciplinary Guide and Photographic Reference with Supplementary CD-ROM
Child Fatality Review is the first and only text available that is devoted to the child fatality review (CFR) process. It is designed to serve CFR team members, potential team members, and interested nonmembers as the only text they will need on child death review.
The title details common types of child fatalities for professionals to use as a reference, including 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.
Case studies illustrate abusive and accidental forms of death, including neglect, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suicide, burning, drowning, genetic diseases, natural causes, and shaken baby syndrome. This text is a vital tool for all members of a child fatality review team, and can serve as a guide for anyone trying to form a team.
While this illustrated text is an ideal tool for anyone who works on or with a child fatality review team, it is also a reference asset to any medical library. In the arena of education, Child Fatality Review is a valuable teaching tool in university social-work classes or law enforcement teaching facilities. Anyone potentially involved with a child fatality review team or in identifying child maltreatment should not miss out on this one-of-a-kind resource.
The Child Fatality Review CD-ROM provides additional information to all professionals on these teams by including a variety of cases from the text, allowing members to test their abilities in reviewing difficult cases. It is a perfect complement to the text, whether for training presentations or self-study.
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:||Hardbound with slipcase|
|(Comprehensive)||CD-ROM contains case studies and slide presentations|
|832 pages, 643 images|
|Audience:||Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Judges, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Domestic Violence Experts, Vital Statistics Personnel, Child Advocates, Child Abuse Prevention Professionals, Child Protective Services Members, Educators|
|Product Details:||Quick reference format, wire-o bound, 7-1/2" x 4-1/2"|
|(Quick Reference)||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|
2. Epidemiology of Child Death
3. The Homicides of Children and Youth
4. Homicides: Case Studies
5. Perinatal Mortality Review: The Iowa Model
6. Perinatal Deaths: Case Studies
7. SIDS: A Pathologist’s Perspective
8. Sudden Unexplained Infant Death: Case Studies
9. Physical Abuse
10. Physical Abuse: Case Studies
11. Fatal Child Neglect
12. Neglect: Case Studies
13. Nonabusive Injuries
14. Nonabusive Injuries: Case Studies
15. Lightning and Lightning Injuries
16. Examining Youth Suicides: The Suicide Review Team
17. Suicides: Case Studies
18. Burn Injuries in Child Fatality Review
19. Burn Injuries: Case Studies
20. Drowning in Child Fatality Review
21. Drowning: Case Studies
22. Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders
23. Congenital Defects and Genetic Disorders
24. Child Fatality Due to Infectious Diseases
25. International Child Fatality Review Teams
26. Effective Models of Review
27. Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction in Indian Country
28. Military Approaches to Child Fatality Review
29. Military Approaches: Case Studies
30. Coming of Age: Child Death Review in America
31. Child Death Review Teams: Examples and Overview
32. Issues, Problems, and Considerations
33. The Role of Child Abuse Pediatricians
34. The Medicolegal Death Investigator
35. The Role of Coroners
36. Forensic Pathology in the US and UK
37. Forensic Autopsy Procedure
38. Imaging of Childhood Fatality Caused by Child Abuse
39. Pediatric Ophthalmology
40. Law Enforcement Investigation of Child Fatalities
41. Child Death Specialist: Case Studies
42. The Role of Law Enforcement
43. The Role of the Prosecutors
44. The Role of Child Protection
45. The Role of Mental Health Professionals
46. Intimate Partner Violence
47. The Grieving Process and Family Support
48. Preventing Future Deaths
49. Protection of Children by Licensed Childcare Centers
50. Child Death Review Team Recommendations
51. Vision for the Future
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
The multidisciplinary team approach to investigating the issues surrounding the protection of children should be a UN resolution. Irrespective of economic status, all nations should be encouraged to develop this approach. Having highly trained teams will better serve the community. Dr. Randell Alexander’s vision for the future and his continual contribution to the world medical and legal communities will always serve the protectors of this borderless crime. To my friend, keep up this vital work.
DS 282 Mark Clarke
Child Fatality Review: An Interdisciplinary Guide and Photographic Reference is a must-have for all members of child fatality review teams, legislators, government, administrators of child-focused programs, as well as child advocates. This reference manual takes a broad look at the concept of fatality review, its history, current direction, and recommendations for future direction. Most importantly, the manual outlines the need for consistency nationally and internationally in programmatic aspects of child fatality review and in prevention activities.
To create a comprehensive and interdisciplinary guide to child death review is a testimony to the degree to which this endeavor has advanced in the 30 or so years since its inception. The guide is insightful and forward-looking and deals with the complexities of discussions surrounding cases of child death. The inclusion of specific cases makes the guide both readable and practical, and many of us who have served on fatality review boards will nod in agreement as we read cases that sound all too familiar. The guide is a valuable resource to seasoned as well as novice team members.
Carol Berkowitz, MD, FAAP
The cumulative body of work in this book is represented in the form of detailed documentation of all forms of child fatality, real case illustrations, and practical solutions to all forms of child deaths including child abuse. This book is an exceptional reference for anyone who cares about the health of children, in every society and at all levels, especially pediatricians in the international settings. It is a milestone in prevention of injury and child abuse in the west that should be transported to the international society. All health care workers around the world need access to this reference for teaching new professionals globally on how to manage cases of child fatalities.
Maha Almuneef, MD, FAAP, CIC
This comprehensive guide to child fatality review successfully renders a complex topic easily accessible to the myriad professionals responsible for the review process. Bringing their collective experience to bear, leaders in the field provide case examples and photographs to illustrate basic concepts as well as difficult issues central to effective death review. A thoughtful discussion of the challenges inherent in launching effective prevention efforts reminds us of the ultimate goal of the process.
Jordan Greenbaum, MD
Cases of child fatality are tragic both for society and for the family of the child. They need to be dealt with and investigated carefully and sympathetically by professionals. Child death review teams help to set the highest standards for this. This book goes a long way toward helping to promote and improve that standard in other countries with less experience.
Inga Talvik, MD
|Reviews (Quick Reference)||
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