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Recognition of child abuse for the mandated reporter
Giardino, Angelo P.
Third edition.
Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : G.W. Medical Pub., 2002.
Physical Description:
xxv, 440 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Previous ed. edited by James A. Monteleone.
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RA1122.5 .R44 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Written by experts from multiple disciplines, the revised third edition of this widely acclaimed practical reference helps professionals fulfill their legal and ethical responsibilities to report child abuse with a high level of confidence and effectiveness. The revised 3rd edition of this book is a must for teachers, nurses, social workers, childcare workers, law enforcement agencies, and all other mandated reporters of child abuse. Completely updated, this critically lauded practical reference helps mandated reporters fulfill their legal and ethical responsibility to report child abuse with a high level of confidence and effectiveness. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, the text incorporates proven approaches for distinguishing possible abuse from conditions that mimic abuse, conducting necessary interviews and examinations, documenting findings, reporting child neglect, and making appropriate referrals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Physical Abuse
Chapter 2 Sexual Abuse
Chapter 3 Child Neglect and Abandonment
Chapter 4 Educational Neglect
Chapter 5 Psychological Abuse
Chapter 6 Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Chapter 7 Violence Among Children
Chapter 8 Psychological and Psychiatric Issues
Chapter 9 To Report or Not to Report: Is That The Only Question? Child Maltreatment and Social Work Responsibilities in Acute Healthcare Settings
Chapter 10 The Role of the Schools in Child Abuse
Chapter 11 Art Therapy
Chapter 12 The Internet and the Risk for Maltreatment
Chapter 13 The Role of Law Enforcement in the Investigation of Child Maltreatment
Chapter 14 Legal Issues
Chapter 15 After the Call: Children and the Child Welfare System: Community and In-Home Services or Out-of-Home Placement
Chapter 16 Prevention Efforts: Local
Chapter 17 Prevention Efforts: National
Appendix A Professional Resources
Appendix B State Toll-Free Child Abuser Reporting Numbers