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The second edition of Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment challenges forensic examiners to refine and apply their skills in sexual assault evaluation to a series of peer-reviewed studies in the identification and analysis of case findings related to sexual assault.

Readers will have the opportunity to analyze 15 sexual assault case histories and accompanying photographs of the patients’ physical examinations. Each case history includes a set of self-directed exercises designed to guide readers through the process of identifying injuries, collecting evidence, and providing treatment recommendations and referrals.

Features and Benefits:
— 15 case histories and full-color exam photos for a broad survey of sexual assault evaluation
— Authored by internationally recognized experts in forensic nursing
— Ideal for self-directed study or group instruction
— Portable and convenient
— Written for sexual assault examiners at every level of experience, from novice to advanced

 

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The all-new Child Sexual Abuse Assessment is a self-directed evaluation of child sexual abuse cases from infancy to adolescence. Forensic examiners who respond to cases of child sexual abuse will benefit from this concise instructional guide to enhanced care for survivors.

Readers will have the opportunity to assess 16 case histories of child sexual abuse, with a detailed account of each case and accompanying full-color examination photographs for reference. Each case includes a series of evaluative exercises designed to refine and reinforce readers’ skills in injury identification, evidence collection, and the recommendation of treatment and follow-up care for victims of sexual abuse.

Features and Benefits:
— 16 case histories and corresponding exercises in child sexual abuse evaluation
— Authored by internationally recognized experts in forensic nursing
— Ideal for self-directed study or group instruction
— Portable and convenient
— Written for forensic examiners at every level of experience, from novice to advanced

 

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The Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease Assessment is a self-directed evaluation for medical professionals to learn, apply, and demonstrate competency in the evaluation for sexually transmitted infections. This assessment features an anatomical review, an overview of sexually transmitted infections, case histories, and identification and treatment activities.

Readers will have the opportunity to assess case histories and accompanying full-color photographs for reference. Each case history includes a series of evaluation exercises designed to refine and reinforce readers’ skills in sexually transmitted infection identification, treatment recommendation, and follow-up care.

 

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This workbook is designed to standardize anatomic nomenclature, as it relates to the head and neck, for both new and experienced sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) and sexual assault forensic examiners (SAFEs), first responders, medical residents and physicians, nursing students, and nurse practitioners, including nurse midwives, women’s health nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, and forensic nurse practitioners.

Manual Nonfatal Strangulation Assessment for Health Care Providers and First Responders will teach beginning first responders, SANE/SAFE practitioners, medical residents and nursing students the language of evidence-based evaluative methods of care for the strangulation patients. It will present peer-reviewed strangulation case studies with a clear history, photographic representation and confirmation of anatomical landmarks and injuries, discussions about existing conditions and their influence, identification of injury, evidence-based collection techniques, and treatment based on current standards of practice. Offering this workbook to first responders and health care providers will help fulfill their need for basic, peer-reviewed information and will contribute to continuing competence in care for strangulation patients.

 

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This workbook is designed to standardize anatomic nomenclature, as it relates to the head and neck, for both new and experienced sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) and sexual assault forensic examiners (SAFEs), first responders, medical residents and physicians, nursing students, and nurse practitioners, including nurse midwives, women’s health nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, and forensic nurse practitioners.

Manual Nonfatal Strangulation Assessment for Health Care Providers and First Responders will teach beginning first responders, SANE/SAFE practitioners, medical residents and nursing students the language of evidence-based evaluative methods of care for the strangulation patients. It will present peer-reviewed strangulation case studies with a clear history, photographic representation and confirmation of anatomical landmarks and injuries, discussions about existing conditions and their influence, identification of injury, evidence-based collection techniques, and treatment based on current standards of practice. Offering this workbook to first responders and health care providers will help fulfill their need for basic, peer-reviewed information and will contribute to continuing competence in care for strangulation patients.

 

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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.

Subjects Include:
- Radiologic signs of abuse
- Abusive head injuries and differential diagnoses
- Bruises and burns caused by abuse or neglect
- Chemical abuse of children
- Sexual abuse, STDs, and pregnancy in children and adolescents
- Forensic interview protocols
- Evidence collection and documentation
- Neglect, abandonment, and failure to thrive
- Child death investigation
- Prevention of child maltreatment

 

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This condensed version of the hard-bound edition of Child Sexual Exploitation is the perfect companion for all professionals who need a resource in the field. The resource contains information on how perpetrators of exploitation crimes operate and guidelines for their successful prosecution and strategies for prevention.

Child Sexual Exploitation Quick Reference investigates exploitation from a medical, forensic, and legal perspective. Using a multidisciplinary approach, this pocket-sized child sexual exploitation book examines all of the medical implications for victims, and case studies provide insight into the lives of these "children of the night." Information on how perpetrators of these crimes operate, as well as guidelines for their successful prosecution and strategies for prevention, will empower those who seek child safety. Physicians, social service and law enforcement personnel, teachers, and all other professionals who work with children and families will find this reference invaluable.

 

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Sized to fit in a pocket or briefcase, Abusive Head Trauma Quick Reference allows readers to conveniently carry vital information into an examination setting. It contains all of the pertinent information on recognizing injuries, identifying children at risk, and implementing preventive measures, arranged in an easy-to-retrieve format for the professional who needs an immediate reference. In addition to assisting in a medical or social service setting, it also details the application of medical and scientific data to legal investigation and prosecution procedures. Addressing forensic investigation techniques and concerns, signs of intentional injury, findings at autopsy, and issues pertaining to providing expert testimony, Abusive Head Trauma Quick Reference details clearly the many considerations medical and scientific personnel should bear in mind while performing a fatality review. Abusive Head Trauma Quick Reference is an ideal resource for any professional active in the fields of medicine, social services, education, law enforcement, or legal prosecution.

Topics covered include the following:

— The biomechanics of head trauma

— Comprehensive information for diagnosing abusive head trauma in children

— Signs and symptoms of associated injuries

— Evaluation procedures of a child abuse case involving head injury

— Detailed procedures for the management of cases by social service and law enforcement professionals

— Forensic investigation techniques

— Guidelines for prosecutors and expert witnesses involved in the court process

— Common neurodevelopmental outcomes of abusive head trauma

 

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The second edition of Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault offers the best in evidence-based research on examination, diagnosis, and treatment in cases of sexual violence. Survivors of sexual assault face any number of unique challenges both on the path to physical and psychological recovery and in navigating the investigative and judicial processes related to their traumatic experiences. Medical practitioners who work with these survivors require informed expertise in order to support their patients’ safety and personal well-being.

The authors and contributors, a team of expert physicians, nurses, attorneys, and other multidisciplinary practitioners, have fully revised and updated Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault to reflect contemporary best practices in the investigation and treatment of sexual violence. Any professionals who work with victims of sexual assault will find this latest edition essential to their responsibilities and to the renewed well-being of those in their care.

 

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The second edition of Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse is revised and updated to reflect contemporary best practices for the pediatric approach to childhood sexual abuse. This text is specifically developed to equip physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals with the necessary tools to identify cases of child sexual abuse and to effectively treat and examine sexually abused patients.

Professionals who work with sexually abused children face a great challenge in not only treating the immediate outcomes of sexual abuse but also safeguarding their patients’ long-term recovery. To meet their needs and the needs of those in their care, Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse, Second Edition offers a wealth of evidence-based research and practical guidelines to the evaluation of childhood sexual abuse.

 

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Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse: A Resource for Professionals Working with Children and Families was specifically developed to provide the necessary information for equipping clinicians, nurses, and other medical professionals with the essential tools for navigating the vexing territory of child sexual abuse.

The sexual mistreatment of children remains a difficult and often disturbing challenge for medical providers. In addition to the rapidly expanding and often counterintuitive research on genital injury and healing, clinicians are also faced with complex and frequently painful emotional issues, a need to work productively and openly with nonmedical interdisciplinary team members, and the possibility of being called to provide testimony in the uncomfortable and sometimes adversarial courtroom.

 

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Sexual Assault Across the Life Span, Volume 1: Investigation, Diagnosis, and the Multidisciplinary Team is the first of a 3-volume set of sexual assault references. This first volume serves as a complete guide for multidisciplinary team members involved in the investigation of sexual assault. It includes comprehensive medical guides for the diagnosis and treatment of assaultive trauma; legal guides to investigation and prosecution; and guidelines for the role of first responders in cases of sexual assault, including EMS and law enforcement professionals.

Supplemented by nearly 200 full-color photographs, this new title offers an excellent visual reference for professionals in the field, in addition to in-depth guidelines for diagnostic and investigative procedures in response to sexual assault. Readers in medicine, law enforcement, and social service will all benefit from its comprehensive focus on a variety of interdependent investigative disciplines, making this all-new, convenient reference an ideal resource for any and all professionals in sexual assault response.

 

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Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span, Volume 2: Evaluation of Children and Adults is the second in a 3-volume set of sexual assault references. This second volume focuses on the particular needs of sexual assault survivors in various age groups, including chapters on child sexual abuse and sexual violence against adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Readers will enjoy the benefit of specially tailored instruction on the care and assessment of survivors in all of these age groups, emphasizing the unique needs of each.

This all-new, comprehensive guide includes essential information for sexual assault investigators of every variety. Social service workers, law enforcement personnel, medical practitioners, and prosecuting attorneys will all benefit from a versatile, multidisciplinary study of sexual assault in specific age groups across the life span, complete with more than 200 full-color photos provided by expert investigators working in the field.

 

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Survivor Populations completes an exhaustive, 3-Volume set on sexual assault by focusing on the particular needs of special survivor populations, as well as survivors in unusual or otherwise unique settings. Sexual assault responders working among, or associated with, assault survivors in assisted living facilities, academic institutions, correctional facilities, and more will benefit from an uncommonly focused and precise study of the populations they serve.

With chapters written by expert sexual assault responders, and including nearly 200 full-color photos provided by attending medical practitioners and law enforcement investigators, this third and final volume of the Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span 3-volume set will make an ideal visual reference and instructional guide for professionals working with assault survivors in special populations. Readers in medicine, law enforcement, social service, and any other readers in sexual assault investigation will all enjoy the comprehensive informational support provided by this unique new title.

 

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The 3-volume second edition of Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span is the essential reference for sexual assault responders. Readers in medicine, law, law enforcement, and their multidisciplinary partners will benefit from a revised and up-to-date guide to best practices in physical examination, documentation and history taking, evidence collection, and sexual assault prosecution.

Volume 1: Investigation, Diagnosis, and the Multidisciplinary Team serves as a complete guide to the essentials of sexual assault investigation, including diagnosis and treatment of assaultive trauma, investigation and prosecution, and the various roles of the multidisciplinary team.

Volume 2: Evaluation of Children and Adults focuses on sexual assault survivors in specific age groups, including chapters on child sexual abuse and sexual assault against adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

Volume 3: Special Settings and Survivor Populations addressed the particular needs of special survivor populations and survivors in unusual or otherwise unique settings, including survivors in assisted-living facilities, academic institutions, correctional facilities, and natural disaster survivors.

Written by 75 expert contributors and supported by more than 600 high-resolution photographs and illustrations, Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span 2E is a vital and comprehensive resource for professionals in the field, their colleagues, and their communities.

 

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