Child Abuse Quick Reference: for Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

by Angelo P. Giardino, Randell Alexander

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This completely revised and expanded quick reference is designed to provide busy practitioners with the information required to rapidly diagnose child maltreatment and recognize children at high risk for abuse and neglect. Medical practitioners, other health care professionals, social service workers, law enforcement officials, EMS personnel, and others who deal with abused children are given the vital information needed to handle these cases. This review is presented in bulleted outlines, lists, tables, and photographs to quickly locate essential points to consider in this handy pocket volume. The sections present an up-to-date assessment of the scope of the problem, all the details needed to perform assessment and treatment, the essentials regarding investigation and prosecution, and a handy summary of educational and prevention approaches.This quick reference serves as an adjunct to the text on "Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference". Those dealing with child abuse will find this a valuable book to use every day in dealing with child maltreatment and its effects. No other quick reference so completely sums up the need-to-know facts in such a readily available format.

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