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NCJ Number: 165584 Find in a Library
Title: Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter; Second Edition
Author(s): J A Monteleone
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 297
Sponsoring Agency: G. W. Medical Publishing, Inc.
St Louis, MO 63043
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878060-24-4
Sale Source: G. W. Medical Publishing, Inc.
2601 Metro Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63043
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for people who are lawfully or morally expected to recognize and report abused children to social services departments, this reference book provides information on how to identify various types of abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment, and discusses various issues related to addressing child abuse.
Abstract: The first chapter discusses how to identify physical abuse. This includes a review of normal child development and behavior as well as conditions that have been confused with abuse. Various types of injuries and their relationship to abuse are considered, and the reporting of suspected abuse is also discussed. A separate chapter considers abusive burn patterns. A chapter on the sexual abuse of children focuses on types of sexual abuse, their dynamics, the screening and referral process, caregiver and child interview guidelines, and the evaluation of information obtained in interviews. Other chapters focus on how art therapy can reveal child abuse, the oral injuries of child abuse, multiple personalities and dissociative disorders, and Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Separate chapters cover neglect and abandonment, psychological abuse, and the cycle of abuse. Remaining chapters address the role of the police in the investigation of child maltreatment; legal issues; abuse, schools, and the law; working with child abuse victims in the classroom; and prevention. A summary and suggested readings accompany each chapter.
Main Term(s): Child victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse detection; Child abuse investigations; Child abuse reporting
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