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Child abuse cases with hard-to-prove allegations pose challenges for all those who seek to protect the welfare of children. Helping courts, evaluators, guardians, and lawyers understand and work with difficult cases, Equivocal Child Abuse brings together insights, experience, and guidance from multiple sources to minimize unnecessary harm done to children and families. Exploring all facets of case management, the book discusses: Legal concepts and theory, the history of guardians ad litem, and the complexity of the processes involved in legal decision making How different court systems operate, the path of a case, and the roles of participants in custody cases The investigative process, the evaluation of report credibility, the use of videotape, perspectives of child custody evaluators, and sample investigations The testimony of expert witnesses, evaluators, guardians ad litem, and treating professionals; and the rules of evidence Hazards practitioners face in domestic relations and custody cases, including licensing issues, civil suit actions, and personal safety concerns Intervention options, such as supervised visitation, therapy for children, and mediation Mental health issues in case participants, including borderline personality disorder, narcissistic and related personality patterns, affective disorders, and substance abuse A working model for the forensic evaluator, with instructions on conducting the evaluation and reportage Filled with case studies to elucidate concepts, the book also contains appendices with recommended guidelines for interviewing children in cases of alleged sexual abuse, a line-by-line expert critique of a child interview, and other tools, making this volume a critical resource for all those who contend with these complex cases.
Since 1945, radiologists have turned to Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging for the most comprehensive coverage and unparalleled guidance in all areas of pediatric radiology. Continuing this tradition of excellence, the completely revised 12th edition - now more concise yet still complete - focuses on the core issues you need to understand new protocols and sequences, and know what techniques are most appropriate for given clinical situations. "This text will obviously be of great interest not only to radiologists, also to those who work with children including all pediatric specialties. It is also extremely useful in countries with resource poor setting where there is shortage of well-trained radiologists in pediatric specialties." Reviewed by: Yangon Children Hospital on behalf of the Journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society, January 2014 "This is a thoroughly up-to-date text, divided into manageable topics, at a very reasonable price and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who needs updating in the field of paediatrics or paediatric imaging." RAD, February 2014 Determine the best modality for each patient with state-of-the art discussions of the latest pediatric imaging techniques. Quickly grasp the fundamentals you need to know through a more precise, streamlined format, reorganized by systems and disease processes, as well as "Teaching Boxes" that highlight key points in each chapter. Apply all the latest pediatric advances in clinical fetal neonatology techniques, technology, and pharmacology. Achieve accurate diagnoses as safely as possible. Increased coverage of MRI findings and newer imaging techniques for all organ systems emphasizes imaging examination appropriateness and safety. Reap the fullest benefit from the latest neuroimaging techniques including diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI, and susceptibility weighted imaging. Keep current with the latest pediatric radiological knowledge and evidence-based practices. Comprehensive updates throughout include new and revised chapters on prenatal imaging; newer anatomic and functional imaging techniques (including advances in cardiac imaging); disease classifications and insights into imaging disease processes; and advanced imaging topics in neurological, thoracoabdominal, and musculoskeletal imaging. Compare your findings to more than 10,000 high-quality radiology images. Access the full text online at Expert Consult including illustrations, videos, and bonus online-only pediatric imaging content.
A Comprehensive Review of the Social Science Literature Associated with these Difficult Cases. CHAPTERS ON: Sexual Abuse in Divorce (Said), Special Features of Children's Memory, Sixth Amendment Issues (Confrontation), Transcripts of Children's Testimony, Relevant Supreme Court Decisions, Psychological Test Reports, Psychological Tests & Interview Techniques, Transcripts of Psychologist's Testimony, The Medical Examination. EXTENSIVE DISCUSSIONS OF: Is There A Sex Offender Profile? Are Sex Offenders Treatable? Do Children Always Tell The Truth? Does Testifying Traumatize The Child? At What Age Is A Child Competent? PREPARED FOR: Interested Public, Mental Health Workers, Attorneys & Paralegals, Police Investigators, Students In All Of These Fields. "All Points of View Are Represented."--Walter Simon, MSW, LCSW "An Outstanding Compendium of Available Research."--Gordon G. Wilson, Ph.D., ABEPP. "Must Congratulate You On An Outstanding Job."--Josiah Dodds, Ph.D. Denver University.
Of all children reported to child protective services for suspected maltreatment in any form, the percentage of substantiated cases of actual physical abuse is quite small. There are a number of dermatological or radiologically demonstrable musculoskeletal lesions that have been, or could be mistaken for, intentional physical abuse by the inexperienced or untrained observer. Child Abuse and Its Mimics in Skin and Bone illustrates the classic manifestations of physical abuse by dermatological and radiological examination as a standard against which the mimickers of physical abuse can be compared. Beginning with a historical perspective on child abuse, the book explores manifestations of superficial and musculoskeletal trauma in children. It examines conditions often mistaken for child abuse, ranging from rubella to leukemia and bowing deformities to vitamin A intoxication, as well as a plethora of dermatological conditions that can mimic signs of physical abuse. Designed for a broad spectrum of individuals who may first encounter a possibly abused child, the book presents hundreds of photos—many in color—and examples collected by the authors over their years of experience in their respective fields. Where appropriate, the authors provide pertinent historical, physical, and laboratory information in support of the diagnosis. With the combined insight of top experts in forensic radiology and dermatology, this volume enables clinicians and others confronted with cases involving these conditions to avoid a rush to judgment that could wreak havoc in a family and quite possibly delay needed treatment for an actual medical condition.
Cruelty to children is as old as mankind. However, child abuse as a social issue came to be recognised as late as the 60s of this century. Studies conducted by Social and Medical scientists in and around their areas of work have given sufficient indication of the widespread prevalence of child abuse in varied forms, all over. These indicators have caused serious concern. Prevention of cruelty to children has consequently come to be recognised as a global priority. As elsewhere child abuse is emerging as a pressing social problem in India today. However, a lack of sensitivity to the need, therefore, for us is not only to generate hard empirical data that will throw light on the nature and magnitude of the problem but also to sensitize all concerned to the glaring and outrageous forms of child abuse prevailing in the country. The book surveys the existing literature on the subject to provide the necessary insight to researchers and enables them to identify areas and gaps that need to be researched on a priority basis.
Survey of Communication Disorders is a true introductory text in a discipline crowded with edited, multi-authored books that are often too detailed for basic level students. The text looks at the required concepts such as communication, language, speech, voice, etc. from the point of view of a specialist in communication disorders and then relates those concepts to the perspectives of other similar fields. The 17 chapters explore each disorder area: language, articulation/phonology, adult disorders of speech and language, fluency, voice, hearing impairment, and deafness, as well as covering special populations and professional preparation and practice. Six themes are used to explore each disorder area. 1. Normal Development. 2. Causes and characteristics of related communication disorders. 3. The educational, economic, social, and cultural consequences. 4. Societies reaction to those with the disorder. 5. The role of professionals and family members in helping those with communication disorders. 6. The moral, ethical and technological questions surrounding the various treatments of the disorders.
To assist investigators and prosecutors, APRI’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse—the nation’s premiere trainer of child abuse prosecutors and investigators—presents the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, Third Edition. Readers of this manual will receive practical, common sense assistance in handling child abuse cases from the initial report to the closing argument at trial. Appendices on the enclosed CD-ROM include hundreds of sample motions and other legal documents that can be adapted to the jurisdiction of individual readers. Now in its Third Edition, the manual contains the latest in case law and research on nearly every facet of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. This is the only book on the market specifically geared to investigators and prosecutors called upon to handle abuse cases.

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