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 sensible consultant to the review of kid actual Abuse and Neglect

Second Edition

Edited via Angelo P. Giardino, Michelle Lyn, and Eileen R. Giardino

The impression of kid maltreatment on sufferers, households, and society—from instant treatment and criminal prone to long term psychological future health care and legislations enforcement—cannot be understated. And it continues to be a serious challenge inspite of expanding public expertise and stricter legislation. to maintain with transforming into physique of execs staying knowledgeable in this topic, the second one version 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 young children and adolescence, and selecting its quantity. Illustrated with scientific photos, the Guide information systematic overview strategies, explains the projects of an review crew, and expands and updates the data base in those and different significant areas:

  • Specific accidents, together with burns, bruises, fractures, head and belly injuries.
  • Malnourishment and other kinds of neglect.
  • Medical baby abuse (previously referred to as Munchausen Syndrome through Proxy).
  • Maltreatment of kids with distinct well-being care needs.
  • Domestic associate violence.
  • Prevention suggestions, psychosocial overview, collaborations with legislation enforcement and the courts, and more.

The re-creation of the sensible advisor to the review of kid actual Abuse and Neglect deals professional info necessary to practitioners throughout expert domain names: public healthiness pros in maternal and baby future health and faculty settings; physicians and nurses; medical social staff, baby psychologists, and college psychologists; legal professionals and legislation enforcement personnel.

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Children and adolescents who have been maltreated may demonstrate a myriad of symptoms and conditions including: low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attachment difficulties, eating disorders, sleep disturbances, poor peer relations, and various self-destructive behaviors including substance abuse and suicide attempts (Goldman, Salus, Wolcott, & Kennedy, 2003). However, not all children Chapter 1 Introduction: Child Abuse and Neglect 21 who experience maltreatment go on to manifest significant behavioral or emotional disorders (Giardino & Harris, 2006).

Although abusive parenting occurs in some cases, abused children do not inevitably become abusive parents. Martin and Elmer (1992) found that although some abused children are at risk of becoming abusive toward their own children, the majority of such survivors do not go on to abuse their children. Exhibit 5. Does only violence beget violence? 8 Association of type of abuse with arrest for violent crimes. pdf. 20 Angelo P. Giardino, Michelle A. Lyn, and Eileen R. Giardino It is important that the health care professionals appreciate that children who are abused are not “doomed” and that the child needs to be nurtured and supported in a safe environment for healing and normal development to occur.

Pdf. through December 3, 2005, or February 4, 2006 through May 3, 2006). Additionally, professionals in these same counties serve as NIS-4 sentinels and report data about maltreated children identified by the following organizations: elementary and secondary public schools; public health departments; public housing authorities; shortstay general and children’s hospitals; state, county, and municipal police/sheriff departments; licensed daycare centers; juvenile probation departments; voluntary social services and mental health agencies; shelters for runaway and homeless youth; and shelters for victims of domestic violence.

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