Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter, Third Edition

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This widely acclaimed practical text/reference helps professionals
fulfill their legal and ethical responsibilities to report child abuse with a high level of confidence, effectiveness, and gratification. The book also serves as a textbook for students in medicine, nursing, social services, and law enforcement as they prepare a career involving work with children.
Written by experts from multiple disciplines, Recognition of Child Abuse for the Mandated Reporter incorporates proven approaches for distinguishing possible abuse from conditions that mimic abuse, conducting necessary interviews and examinations, documenting findings and preparing reports, making appropriate referrals, and joining with other caring professionals to prevent child maltreatment. The comprehensive reorganization of the third edition facilitates easy access to content. This third edition introduces new chapters on the role of child protective services, the risk for maltreatment posed by the Internet, community, and home-based services, prevention efforts at the local and national levels, play therapy, psychologic and psychiatric responses to abuse, and resources available to professionals caring for abused children.

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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 widely acclaimed practical reference helps mandated reporters fulfill their legal and ethical responsibility to report child abuse with a high level of confidence and effectiveness. Written by experts from multiple disciplines, the text incorporates proven approaches for distinguishing possible abuse from conditions that mimic abuse, conducting necessary interviews and examinations, documenting findings, and making appropriate referrals.
The expanded 3rd edition includes new chapters on the role of child protective services, the risk for maltreatment posed by the Internet, the availability of community and home-based services, prevention efforts at the local and national levels, psychological and psychiatric responses to abuse, and resources available to professionals caring for abused children.

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Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Giardino earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned his doctorate from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He was named a clinical scholar at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar's Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a research fellow in the Division of General Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. During fellowship training, he pursued specialized training in the evaluation of child abuse and neglect. In 1995, he founded the Abuse Referral Clinic for Children with Special Care Needs. This clinic provided interdisciplinary evaluations of children with disabilities who were suspected of having been abused. Currently, Dr. Giardino serves as an attending physician on the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Giardino has served on several Boards of Directors, including the Support Center for Child Advocates (an advocacy organization providing social work services and legal support to children who have been maltreated), Bethany Christian Services of Greater Delaware Valley (a social services agency involved with Adoption and Foster Care) and the Philadelphia Branch Board of the Southeastern PA Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is a member of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and an associate member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. In addition, Dr. Giardino was elected to membership in the Helfer Society, an organization of physicians working on behalf of the care of children who have been abused and neglected. He continues to serve as an expert witness on issues related to child abuse in the Courts of Common Pleas in Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He has co-authored several books and a number of peer reviewed articles on

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