Understanding the Medical Diagnosis of Child Maltreatment: A Guide for Nonmedical Professionals

Paperback | November 2, 2005

EditorCharmaine R. American Humane Association, Charmaine R. Brittain

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The latest resource from the American Humane Association, this practical guide answers frequently asked questions about the medical aspects of child abuse and neglect. Designed for the nonmedical professional unfamiliar with medical terminology, the third edition of a classic translatesinjuries into clear language for child protective services workers working with medical providers. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research on child abuse and neglect, this edition covers burns, fractures, poisoning, sexual abuse, neglect, substance abuse, and family violence. Chaptersalso highlight the working relationship between CPS workers and medical providers, the importance of understanding differential diagnoses, and techniques to ensure culturally responsive practice. A wealth of charts, illustrations, checklists, and resources make this an accessible reference for anynonmedical professional working with children and families and can be used as a training tool and resource. The companion website contains additional materials for supervisors and staff, including photographs, protocols, relevant articles, memoranda of understanding, and useful links.

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The latest resource from the American Humane Association, this practical guide answers frequently asked questions about the medical aspects of child abuse and neglect. Designed for the nonmedical professional unfamiliar with medical terminology, the third edition of a classic translatesinjuries into clear language for child protective...

Charmaine R. Brittain, MSW, Ph.D., is Program and Research Manager at the Institute for Families, University of Denver. Dr. Brittain is an expert on child protective services, having been involved in CPS systems as a practitioner and as a consultant helping child welfare organizations improve their child protection systems through be...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:November 2, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"...[The authors] do a good job of illuminating the often frustrating and challenging working relationships between professionals of two fields that have different goals and perhaps view the cases through different philosophical lenses.There is also a plethora of excellent advice forprevention and for community response to maltreatment issues.Understanding the Medical Diagnosis of Child Maltreatment is a helpful reference guide for the beginning social worker and includes much helpful advice for experienced professionals as well."--Tasha R. Howe, PsycCritiques