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Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter 4e

Fourth Edition (Revised)

By Angelo P. Giardino, Linda Shaw, Patricia M. Speck, Eileen R. Giardino

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Format: Paperback, 434 pages, 4th Revised edition Edition
Other Information: 70 images
Published In: United States, 28 February 2013
Health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, and clinical social workers, are required by law and professional codes of conduct to report suspected child abuse. These so called "mandated reporters" need current and practical information to recognize the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment. The fourth edition of Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter has been revised and updated to include contemporary best practices in the evaluation of child abuse and neglect. The authors and editors of this vital text represent a diverse array of professional disciplines and research interests. Together, they have assembled a multidisciplinary work concerned with a variety of topics essential to the recognition and prevention of child abuse wherever it may occur. These topics include:* Recognizing and reporting physical abuse, sexual abuse, and child neglect* Medical child abuse, or Munchausen's syndrome by proxy* Risks to children in the digital age, including online predation and sexual exploitation* Creative art therapy and its potential benefits to traumatized children* Recognizing and reporting child abuse in the school settingRecognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter is a definitive reference for front line professionals seeking to comply with mandated reporting guidelines. In addition, this publication serves as a textbook for students studying medicine, nursing, social work, and law enforcement and who plan to work with children and families in their professional practice. Written by experts on the front lines of child protection, Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter details the most effective methods for interviews, examinations, documentation, and appropriate referrals in cases of child maltreatment.

About the Author

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD Linda Shaw, MD, MSSW Patricia Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN Eileen Giardino, RN, PhD, APRN, FNP, ANP


An accurate response to child abuse starts with an adequate recognition of signals. Knowledge is a crucial link. Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter gives a complete overview of the different appearances of child abuse based upon a comprehensive description of several topics, including etiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, interventions and prevention strategies. At the same time this textbook shows us the dilemmas and thresholds caregivers encounter in the evaluation of these complex cases. Therefore, this book is an excellent resource for the mandated reporter responsible for making critical judgments. It's a hands-on support in deciding whether or not to report in order to decrease ongoing and escalating episodes of abuse as well as false accusations.Kaat M.K. Peerenboom, MD Consultant in Forensic Pediatrics Antwerp, Belgium Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter is a -must have- item for the library or bookshelf of every mandated reporter. With the consequences of failure to report suspected child abuse highlighted by the media, we are all much more aware that failure to act is, in itself, a rising concern among professionals and the public. This book, with chapters covering all aspects of abuse and neglect, will guide mandated reporters through the identification, reporting, and investigative phases of the protective service process. This added information will reduce the anxiety felt by many professionals when the time comes to make the call to report suspected abuse or neglect and serve to support them as they work with investigative and social service staff to ensure that children are protected from harm. I applaud the authors for their thoroughness and their ability to address the complexities involved in reporting abuse and neglect.Anne Shenberger, MSS, LSW Executive Director CASA Youth Advocates Media, Pennsylvania The new 4th edition of Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter is an important contribution to the field of child abuse and neglect that is very different from the many other texts written for this discipline. It provides guidance and tools for professionals of all disciplines mandated to report rather than focusing on a single discipline. This interprofessional textbook on identifying and intervening in cases of suspected child abuse and neglect provides a holistic approach that helps us understand our responsibilities and importance of working as an interprofessional team. As a family physician, we often treat both the perpetrator and the victim, putting us in an awkward position. Having the tools to address the issue and report cases of suspected abuse or neglect is crucial in caring for these children, preventing the sequelae of abuse, and even better, intervening before the abuse happens based on identifying a high risk situation.F. David Schneider, MD, MSPH Past President, Academy on Violence and Abuse Professor and Chairman of Family and Community Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri

EAN: 9781878060532
ISBN: 1878060538
Publisher: GW Medical Publishing
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 centimetres (0.53 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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