Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect (Hardback)
  • A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect (Hardback)
zoom

A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£119.99
Hardback 513 Pages / Published: 06/05/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
As we near the 50th anniversary of the landmark article by C. Henry Kempe and his colleagues entitled "The Battered Child Syndrome", which ushered in the modern era of professional attention by pediatricians and other child health professionals, we have reason for both celebration and concern. We can take heart that over the recent ve decades, a great deal of professional attention focused on the problem of child abuse and neglect. In every state of the country, there are mandatory repo- ing laws that require nurses, physicians, and social workers to report suspicions of maltreatment to the appropriate authorities for investigation. The act of repo- ing provides legal immunity to the reporter except when performed in bad faith. Progress in understanding the factors that place children at risk for harm from ph- ical abuse and neglect now permits prevention and intervention. The peer-reviewed literature dealing with child abuse and neglect has proliferated with high quality work being done and reported on the many dimensions related to the epidemi- ogy, mechanism, treatment, and prognosis of child maltreatment. Efforts are being directed toward developing an evidence-based approach to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. These are some of the positives. However, negatives exist and remain reasons for concern. Despite a tremendous amount of attention to the pr- lem of maltreatment, there are at least 3 million reports of suspected child abuse and neglect made annually, with nearly 1 million cases being substantiated.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781441907011
Number of pages: 513
Weight: 1211 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 41 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2009


MEDIA REVIEWS

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This second and enlarged edition discusses the important and universal problem related to the main theme. ... With many illustrations. ... For all pediatricians, public health workers, child health and school personnel, child psychologists and psychiatrists." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 8 (2), December, 2010)

You may also be interested in...

Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour
Added to basket
Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers
Added to basket
Neonatology at a Glance
Added to basket
Asperger's Syndrome
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Theraplay
Added to basket
£57.50
Paperback
Anxiety
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback
Eureka: Paediatrics
Added to basket
£25.95
Paperback
The Selective Mutism Resource Manual
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.