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558 pages, 204 images, 97 contributors


The Third Edition of Child Abuse Quick Reference is completely revised and expanded, with new and emerging science for the multidisciplinary response to child abuse. It features updated models for the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse as well as three all-new chapters on: nonfatal strangulation in children, pregnancy in sexually abused minors, and prevention of child maltreatment.


With this latest edition, Child Abuse Quick Reference remains the most detailed and convenient field guide to child maltreatment—ideal for professionals working directly with abused children. Medical practitioners, social workers, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and others will find this easy-to-use guide essential to their work on the front lines of prevention and intervention in cases of child maltreatment.


1. Introduction to Child Maltreatment

2. Radiology

3. Head Trauma

4. Nonfatal Strangulation in Children

5. Burns and Bruises

6. Ophthalmic Manifestations and Oral Injuries

7. Thoracoabdominal Injuries

8. The Chemically Abused Child (Poisoning)

9. Neglect, Abandonment, and Failure to Thrive

10. Sexual Abuse

11. The Sexual Abuse Interview

12. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

13. Pregnancy

14. Medical Child Abuse

15. Role of Law Enforcement

16. Interdisciplinary Death Investigation

17. DNA and Evidence Collection

18. Prevention

Child Abuse Quick Reference, 3rd Edition

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