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BOOKS & OTHER MEDIA

ESSENTIAL READING & RESOURCES

This collection of books, podcasts, digital content, and other media discusses wrongful allegations of child abuse and neglect and provides essential information regarding complex medical conditions. This media does not belong to the Family Justice Resource Center (unless otherwise marked). Links to view, purchase, or sample media are included under each title.

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Protecting Your Child from the Child Protection System

Protecting Your Child from the Child Protection System

What it is, the way it works, and how to navigate your way through it.

Book

Accused: Guilty or Innocent? Abusive Father or Birth Trauma?

Accused: Guilty or Innocent?

Season 2, Episode 4 – Abusive Father or Birth Trauma?

Television

Do No Harm with Mike Hixenbaugh

Do No Harm

Six-Part Series Covering the Experiences of Two Families Wrongly Accused of Abusing Their Children.

Podcast

Unjust & Unsolved Episode 9

Unjust & Unsolved

Episode 9: Jeffrey Havard

Podcast

Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management

Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management

Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, Andrew Sirotnak, MD, FAAP

Book

They Took The Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk

They Took The Kids Last Night

How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk

Book

The Forensic Unreliability of the Shaken Baby Syndrome

The Forensic Unreliability of the Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome is a highly controversial, unproven, shifting set of hypotheses that are unreliable for legal purposes.

Book

Flawed Convictions:

Flawed Convictions:

"Shaken Baby Syndrome" and the Inertia of Injustice

Book

The Syndrome

The Syndrome

An explosive documentary focused on a team of doctors who expose the junk science behind an unprecedented criminal justice crisis.

Television

It Happened to Audrey

It Happened to Audrey

A Terrifying Journey From Loving Mom to Accused Baby Killer

Book

Diagnosis Murder

Diagnosis Murder

Fifth Estate – Season 37

Documentary

FRONTLINE: The Child Cases

FRONTLINE: The Child Cases

Season 29, Episode 15

Documentary