A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse by Angelo P. Giardino MD, PhD, MPH, Michelle A. Lyn MD, Eileen

By Angelo P. Giardino MD, PhD, MPH, Michelle A. Lyn MD, Eileen R. Giardino RN, PhD, FNP-BC (auth.), Angelo P. Giardino, Michelle A. Lyn, Eileen R. Giardino (eds.)

A functional consultant to the assessment of kid actual Abuse and Neglect

Second Edition

Edited by means of Angelo P. Giardino, Michelle Lyn, and Eileen R. Giardino

The impression of kid maltreatment on sufferers, households, and society—from fast treatment and felony prone to long term psychological overall healthiness care and legislation enforcement—cannot be understated. And it is still a critical challenge inspite of expanding public information and stricter legislation. to maintain with becoming physique of pros staying proficient in this topic, the second one variation of A sensible advisor to the evaluate of kid actual Abuse and Neglect assists the reader in spotting abuse/neglect (exclusive of sexual abuse) in youngsters and formative years, and selecting its quantity. Illustrated with scientific images, the Guide info systematic assessment methods, explains the initiatives of an review workforce, and expands and updates the data base in those and different significant areas:

  • Specific accidents, together with burns, bruises, fractures, head and stomach injuries.
  • Malnourishment and different kinds of neglect.
  • Medical baby abuse (previously referred to as Munchausen Syndrome by means of Proxy).
  • Maltreatment of youngsters with specified future health care needs.
  • Domestic accomplice violence.
  • Prevention suggestions, psychosocial evaluate, collaborations with legislations enforcement and the courts, and more.

The re-creation of the useful advisor to the overview of kid actual Abuse and Neglect bargains professional info precious to practitioners throughout specialist domain names: public healthiness pros in maternal and baby healthiness and faculty settings; physicians and nurses; medical social employees, baby psychologists, and college psychologists; lawyers and legislations enforcement personnel.

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S. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Child Maltreatment 2006. 2 Child maltreatment trends. Finkelhor and Jones (2008), used with permission. L. 108-36). S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009). 3). The NIS-4 uses data gathered from a nationally representative sample of 122 counties. 3 Levels of recognition of child abuse and neglect. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families.

The pervasive effects of maltreatment on adult functioning have come to light and Briere (1992) developed a framework from which to view the mental health implications of abuse and neglect. He describes three stages of potential impact that maltreatment may have on the child: (a) initial reactions that include post-traumatic stress, alterations in normal development, painful affect, and cognitive distortions; (b) accommodation to ongoing abuse, including coping behaviors intended to increase safety and/or decrease pain; and (c) long-term effects and ongoing accommodation that reflect on the initial reactions and accommodations and that are rooted in the ongoing coping responses (Briere, 1992).

Felitti et al. htm. 7). Researchers, policy makers, and clinicians have long been intrigued by the question of whether or not a “cycle of violence” exists wherein exposure to child abuse and neglect might be seen as leading to adult criminal behavior. Widom and Maxfield (2001) report on a longitudinal study of 908 substantiated cases of child maltreatment drawn from a metropolitan area in the Midwestern United States and processed by the courts from 1967 to 1971. Substantiated cases of abuse are compared to a group of 667 non-maltreated children who were matched according to gender, age, ethnicity, and family socioeconomic status.

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