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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 advisor to the evaluate of kid actual Abuse and Neglect

Second Edition

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

The impression of kid maltreatment on sufferers, households, and society—from rapid therapy and felony companies to long term psychological overall healthiness care and legislation enforcement—cannot be understated. And it continues to be a critical challenge despite expanding public expertise and stricter legislation. to take care of with turning out to be physique of execs staying trained in this topic, the second one variation of A useful advisor to the evaluate of kid actual Abuse and Neglect assists the reader in spotting abuse/neglect (exclusive of sexual abuse) in youngsters and adolescence, and settling on its volume. Illustrated with scientific photos, the Guide info systematic review strategies, explains the initiatives of an assessment workforce, and expands and updates the information base in those and different significant areas:

  • Specific accidents, together with burns, bruises, fractures, head and belly injuries.
  • Malnourishment and different kinds of neglect.
  • Medical baby abuse (previously referred to as Munchausen Syndrome by means of Proxy).
  • Maltreatment of youngsters with detailed well-being care needs.
  • Domestic associate violence.
  • Prevention innovations, psychosocial evaluate, collaborations with legislations enforcement and the courts, and more.

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

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Scannapieco has over 100 publications and presentations competitively selected many in the areas of child maltreatment, out-of-home placement, preparation for adult living programs, and training and retention of child welfare workers. She has been published in such professional journals as Child Welfare, Social Service Review, Children and Youth Services Review, and Social Work. Dr. Maria Scannapieco has two books with Oxford University Press, the first titled (with Rebecca L. Hegar) Kinship Foster Care: Practice, Policy, & Research (1999), and another with Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective (2005) (with Kelli Connell-Carrick).

A child needs parenting, and nothing a child does, says, or thinks is reason to inflict injury on that child. However, personality or physical characteristics can be predisposing factors to child abuse or neglect. Characteristics of the child associated with risk for abuse or neglect include such conditions as Chapter 1 Introduction: Child Abuse and Neglect 13 prematurity and disability (Breslau, Staruch, & Mortimer, 1982; White, Benedict, Wulff, & Kelly, 1987; Garbarino, Brookhouser, &, Authier, 1987).

Department of Health and Human Services). 1. Finkelhor and Jones (2008) analyzed trends in reporting and substantiation rates for child abuse and neglect from the 1990s through 2006. They identified a decline in the number of substantiated cases of physical abuse (Finkelhor & Jones, 2008). According to their most recent analysis, the incidence of substantiated physical abuse cases declined 48% from 1992 to 2006. Between 2005 and 2006, incidence declined by 3%. Cases of child sexual abuse have also declined substantially, with a 53% decrease in the number of substantiated cases of sexual abuse observed from 1992 to 2006.

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