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Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse

Second Edition

Randell Alexander (author) Nancy Sanders Harper (author)

ISBN: 9781936590742

Publication Date: Mar 2019

Format: Paperback

Equips physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals with the necessary tools to identify cases of child sexual abuse. This new edition is revised and updated to reflect contemporary best practices for the paediatric approach to childhood sexual abuse and effectively treat and examine sexually abused patients.
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Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse, Second Edition is specifically developed to equip physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals with the necessary tools to identify cases of child sexual abuse. This new edition is revised and updated to reflect contemporary best practices for the pediatric approach to childhood sexual abuse and 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.
Pages 439
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Mar 2019
Publisher STM Learning
Subject/s Paediatric medicine   Medical diagnosis   Sexual behaviour   Child abuse   Sexual abuse & harassment   Forensic science  
  • 1. The Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse: An Historical Overview
  • 2. Basic Anatomy of the Genitalia and Anus
  • 3. The Medical Evaluation of a Suspected Childhood Sexual Abuse Victim
  • 4. The Medical Evaluation of Acute Sexual Abuse or Assault in Children and Adolescents
  • 5. The Sexual Abuse Postexamination Conference With Families
  • 6. Non-Emergent Medical Examination Procedures and Techniques
  • 7. Evidence-based Approach to Child Sexual Abuse Examination Findings
  • 8. Interpretation of Genital and Anal Findings in Children and Adolescents With Suspected Sexual Abuse: State of the Science
  • 9. Medical Conditions That Mimic Sexual Abuse
  • 10. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • 11. Collection and Testing of DNA Evidence
  • 12. Child Sexual Abuse Medical Examiners
  • 13. The Multidisciplinary Team and Child Sexual Abuse
  • 14. Child Sexual Abuse: An International Perspective
  • 15. Adolescent Issues in Sexual Abuse and Assault
  • 16. Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 17. Child Sexual Abuse in Children With Disabilities
  • 18. The Medical Professional's Guide to Court Process and Procedures
  • 19. The Adverse Effects of Sexual Abuse
  • 20. Therapy for the Child Sexual Abuse Victim
  • 21. The Path to Prevention
Randell Alexander is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He currently serves as chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics and interim chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. He is the statewide medical director of child protections teams for the Department of Health's Children's Medical Services and is part of the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. He has also served as vice chair of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and Prevent Child Abuse America. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

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