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434 pages, 70 images, 35 contributorsHealth 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 childrenRecognizing and reporting child abuse in the school setting, Recognition 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, this text details the most effective methods for interviews, examinations, documentation, and appropriate referrals in cases of child maltreatment.
Acerca de Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN

Patricia Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation. As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Patricia’s clinical practice focuses on the health aftermath of violence and her research centers on forensic nursing practice topics. She is a consultant, author, and lecturer on forensic nursing and has earned more than 20 local, national, and international awards and professional honors for her work. Patricia chairs the American Public Health Association’s Family Violence Forum and is a former president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Acerca de Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP

Angelo Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Dr. Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan's quality improvement program.

Acerca de Linda Shaw, MD, MSSW

Linda Shaw is a Child Abuse Pediatrician, currently in the Division of Child Protection as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, based at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. Her career in child maltreatment began in 1987 in the Center for Child Abuse Prevention at the Children's Health Center of St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Shaw spent 20 years in New Jersey as a clinician/educator where she directed one of the four regional diagnostic and treatment centers on child abuse and neglect. Her clinical work included outpatient and inpatient consultations around abused children as well as comprehensive evaluations of foster children. Faced with a lack of educational materials available for physicians on preventing child sexual abuse, she developed a series of handouts to be used at health maintenance visits, in English and Spanish, entitled, "What Every Parent Should Know about Child Sexual Abuse".

Acerca de Eileen Giardino, RN, PhD, APRN, FNP, ANP

Eileen Giardino is a nurse practitioner and an associate professor at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is the track director of the Family Nurse Practitioner program, teaches both graduate and undergraduate students at the university, and works as a nurse practitioner in Student Health. Dr. Giardino has published in the area of child and adult sexual abuse and currently lectures on the evaluation of intimate partner violence and suspected child abuse to nursing and nurse practitioner students. Dr. Giardino received her BSN and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, her MSN at Widener University, and Nurse Practitioner Certification in Adult and Family at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she also received SANE training.

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