Child Maltreatment. An Introduction to the Medical Evaluation


Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS – Professor of Pediatrics at New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York City, and chair of the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital Child Protection Committee, New York, USA
Dena Nazer, MD, FAAP – Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and the medical director of the Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Donald E. Greydanus, MD, Dr HC (Athens), FAAP, FIAP (HON) – Professor & Founding Chair, Department of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc
– Professor of Pediatrics at the Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States and Professor of Public Health at the Center for Healthy Development, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States, the former Medical Director of the Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem and the Founder and Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

As educators as well as clinicians, we recognized the scarcity of specific books designed to address the needs of the resident trainee in this important area of pediatric practice. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and others have published a number of texts on child abuse; but, this book specifically addresses the need for easily accessible materials outlining the medical approach to child abuse and neglect for pediatric and family medicine trainees as well as other professionals working with children. It is a collection of materials that covers a range of topics and serves as a repository for materials we have found helpful when teaching about child abuse and neglect. In addition, it provides information for more advanced students and trainees who want to learn more than can be learned during standard rotations and clinical experiences. Child abuse identification, treatment and prevention is the responsibility of us all, and our hope is that all practitioners will recognize their responsibility to use their unique skills to provide the best care and treatment possible for this important and vulnerable pediatric population.

Table of Contents

Dedication  to Professor Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP
Vincent J Palusci, Dena Nazer, Donald E Greydanus and Joav Merrick

Section One: Introduction

Chapter 1. How to use this book
Vincent J Palusci, Dena Nazer, Donald E Greydanus and Joav Merrick

Chapter 2. How to learn and how to teach medical professionals
Hannah S Famiglietti

Chapter 3. Epidemiology, presentation and management
Vincent J Palusci

Chapter 4. Mandated reporting of child maltreatment: Legal considerations
Frank E Vandervort

Section Two: Physical abuse

Chapter 5. Bruises, burns and other skin lesions
Brad Norat

Chapter 6. Abusive head trauma
Vincent J Palusci

Chapter 7. Abusive fractures
Vincent J Palusci

Chapter 8. Oral and abdominal injuries
Vincent J Palusci

Chapter 9. Poisoning and fatal child maltreatment
Vincent J Palusci

Section Three: Sexual abuse

Chapter 10. Child sexual abuse: Taking a history and preparing for the examination
Adrienne Schlatter

Chapter 11. Normal anogenital examination findings and variations
Dena Nazer

Chapter 12. Genital and anal findings in child sexual abuse evaluations
Dena Nazer

Chapter 13. Sexually transmitted infections in children
Katie L Johnson

Chapter 14. Acute sexual assault/abuse
Kirstin Neumann-Sweeney and Dena Nazer

Chapter 15. Child sex trafficking and exploitation
Dena Nazer

Section Four: Neglect and other maltreatment

Chapter 16. Physical neglect and failure to thrive
Disha Jain and Dena Nazer

Chapter 17. Medical care neglect and medical child abuse
Vincent J Palusci

Chapter 18. Psychological. Maltreatment: What physicians need to know
Amy Baker and Roslyn Murov

Section Five: Special populations and other issues

Chapter 19. Infants with prenatal substance exposure
Vincent J Palusci

Chapter 20. Children, disability and abuse
Joav Merrick and Donald E Greydanus

Chapter 21. Abuse in adolescents and young adults
Donald E Greydanus, Dilip R Patel and Cheryl A Dickson

Chapter 22. Mental health treatment
Olga Jablonka

Chapter 23. Preventing child maltreatment
Vincent J Palusci

Chapter 24. Dealing with secondary traumatic stress
Olga Jablonka

Chapter 25. Developing a career in child abuse pediatrics: Reflections and highlights to help create your individual path
Dena Nazer

Section Six: Acknowledgements

Chapter 26. About the editors

Chapter 27. About the Department of Pediatrics, New York University Grossman School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York, United States

Chapter 28. About Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Kids TALK Children’s Advocacy Center, Detroit, Michigan, United States

Chapter 29. About the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Chapter 30. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Section Seven: Study questions
Answers to study questions


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