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Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management

Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management

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


Antoinette Laskey & Andrew Sirotnak


American Academy of Pediatrics





Thoroughly revised and expanded, the 4th edition offers a practical, objective, evidence-based guide to the medical diagnosis and management of child abuse. Written and edited by a vast array of the world's leading experts on child abuse and neglect, this indispensable resource clearly explains the signs, symptoms, and injuries of a child who has been abused; techniques for taking the medical history and examining children who may have been abused; and guidance on medicolegal principles.

Features hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a wealth of diagnostic, radiographic, and management information.

New chapters include:

Sentinel Injuries
Medical Neglect and Obesity
Environmental Neglect and Social Determinants of Health
Children Endangered by Drugs
Psychological Maltreatment
Interpersonal Violence
Supervisory Neglect
Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation via Electronic Media
Reporting Abuse, Managing Uncertainty, and Other Legal Issues
Professional Considerations for Those Who Care for the Potentially Abused Child
Caring for the Child in Out-of-Home Care
Trauma-Informed Care and Treatment
Identification of Child Maltreatment
Evidence-Based Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs
Creating Change Through Advocacy
And more...

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