child abuse investigation field guide

Child Abuse Investigation Field Guide
Author: D'Michelle P. DuPre
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Pages: 166
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children. The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect. The WHO reports that over 40 million children, below the age of 15, are subjected to child abuse each year. Domestic violence in the home increases that risk threefold. Child Abuse Investigation Field Guide is intended to be a resource for anyone working with cases involving abuse, neglect or sexual assault of children. It is designed to be a quick reference and focuses on the best practices to use during a child abuse investigation. The guide explains the Minimal Facts Interview, the Forensic Interview, and the entire process from report to court. It is understood that every state has different statutes regarding these topics; however the objectives of recognizing, reporting, and investigating cases of this nature are the same. Just as every crime scene is different, every case involving a child is different. Best practices and standard procedures exist to help ensure cases are discovered, reported and investigated properly, to ensure good documentation is obtained to achieve prosecution and conviction. This field guide will be a useful tool for law enforcement, child protective services, social service caseworkers, child advocates, and other personnel and agencies working for the welfare of children. Includes protocols and best practices for child abuse investigations Explains the Multidisciplinary Team approach and why it is useful Describes the Minimal Facts Interview and the Forensic Interview Walks the reader from the initial report, through the investigation process, to pre-trial preparation and provides tips on court testimony Portable and affordable, the guide is tabbed for easy access of specific information while in the field and can ensure that team members are “on the same page throughout the investigation

Child Sexual Abuse
Author: India Bryce
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2020-04-30
Pages: 772
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management covers the issue of child sexual abuse from several viewpoints. The book approaches child abuse from both victimization and offender perspectives, offering applied perspectives from experts and practitioners in the field, including discussions on policing, child safety and intelligence. This is a significant divergence from the literature most commonly provided in the market. Other sections cover psychological, physical abuse, and neglect, protective factors (at individual and community levels), recognition, responses, biopsychosocial outcomes (dealt with in discrete chapters), public policy, prevention, institutional abuse, children and corrections, treatment, management, and much more. Approaches child sexual abuse from both victimization and offending perspectives Comprised of both empirical scholarship and applied material from global experts and practitioners Includes significant advances in areas such as disclosure, the neurological effects of child abuse, neuroplasticity, trafficking, and online and virtual child abuse

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist And Field Guide
Author: Vernon J. Geberth
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Pages: 168
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book provides protocols for suicide and equivocal death investigation, police action shooting investigations and a homicide supervisor's checklist. It contains state-of-the-art anatomical graphics in full color to assist the investigator in describing any injuries or wounds to the body.

Field Guide To Child Welfare  Foundations Of Child Protective Services
Author: Judith S. Rycus
Publisher: CWLA Press (Child Welfare League of America)
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 1105
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Field Guide To Child Welfare  Placement And Permanence
Author: Judith S. Rycus
Publisher: CWLA Press (Child Welfare League of America)
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 1105
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Child Abuse Quick Reference 3E
Author: Randell Alexander
Publisher: STM Learning
Release Date: 2017
Pages:
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Preceded by: Child abuse / [edited by] Angelo P. Giardino, Randell Alexander. 2nd ed. c2006.

Child Protective Services
Author: Diane DePanfilis
Publisher:
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 136
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the Preface: This manual, Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers, examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers, who are at the forefront of every community's child protection efforts. The manual describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish each stage: intake, initial assessment or investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, evaluation of family progress, and case closure. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout. The primary audience for this manual includes CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. State and local CPS agency trainers may use the manual for preservice or inservice training of CPS caseworkers, while schools of social work may add it to class reading lists to orient students to the field of child protection. In addition, other professionals and concerned community members may consult the manual for a greater understanding of the child protection process. This manual builds on the information presented in A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice. Readers are encouraged to begin with that manual as it addresses important information on which CPS practice is based-including definitions of child maltreatment, risk factors, consequences, and the Federal and State basis for intervention. Some manuals in the series also may be of interest in understanding the roles of other professional groups in responding to child abuse and neglect, including: Substance abuse treatment providers; Domestic violence victim advocates; Educators; Law enforcement personnel. Other manuals address special issues, such as building partnerships and working with the courts on CPS cases.

Field Guide To The Wild World Of Religion
Author: Pamela Dewey
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Pages: 304
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The American religious scene in 1955 was a very tame and predictable world. It matched the tame, predictable world of women's clothing, where most women going out shopping wore a dress with coordinating gloves, hat, and shoes. And it matched the tame, predictable world of children's toys, where almost every young girl yearned for a baby doll that said Ma-Ma, and almost every boy needed a coonskin cap. Choices of fashions, toys, preachers, and churches were limited and domesticated. Fifty years later, the tame, predictable world of 1950s fashions and toys is long gone. Women go shopping in everything from sweatshirts and jeans to tube tops and short shorts. And both boys and girls want the latest Sponge Bob Square Pants video game. The same kind of transformation has gone on in the world of religion. It is no longer tame and predictable either. Welcome to the Wild World of Religion of the 21st Century. Explore its habitats, identify some of the inhabitants, and learn about their characteristics and customs in this Field Guide.

Forensic Nursing Science   E Book
Author: Virginia A. Lynch
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-07-23
Pages: 704
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

Recognition Of Child Abuse For The Mandated Reporter
Author: Angelo P. Giardino
Publisher: Stm Learning Incorporated
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 440
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Completely updated, this widely acclaimed practical text/reference helps professionals fulfill their legal and ethical responsibility 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 who are preparing for 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 reorganisation of the 3rd Edition facilitates access to content. New to the 3rd Edition are chapters on the role of child protective services, the risk for maltreatment on the Internet, community and home based services, prevention efforts at the local and national levels, play therapy, psychological and psychiatric responses to abuse, and resources available to professionals caring for abused children.

Sexual Assault Quick Reference
Author: Angelo P. Giardino
Publisher: Stm Learning Incorporated
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 522
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sexual Assault Quick Reference is an invaluable resource and field guide in a convenient pocket-sized format providing easy access to information for medical, forensic, and law enforcement investigations of sexual assault. Topics include the roles of multidisciplinary teams, abusive and nonabusive variants, physical and forensic evaluation procedures, STIs, domestic violence, DNA collection and testing, disabled victims, and preparing for prosecution. This reference is especially helpful to first responders, emergency room staff, sexual assault nurse examiners, social service agents, and anyone else needing a concise guide to working with sexual assault victims.\

Mandated Reporting Of Child Abuse And Neglect
Author: Dr. Kenneth Lau, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Pages: 328
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"[A] concise and detailed description of a very complex issue...rich in detail and insight." --Leslie J. Temme, LCSW School of Social Work, Adelphi University "[A] 'must have' resource for practicing professionals and an invaluable teaching tool for social work students....This is precisely the book that mandated reporters seek to assist in the reporting process and understanding their legal obligations." --Keva M. Miller, PhD, LCSW School of Social Work, Portland State University In all states, social workers are required to report suspected child abuse and neglect, and face serious penalties if they fail to do so. But not all cases of abuse are obvious. Mandated reporters are thus confronted with a host of both legal and ethical quandaries when filing a report: What are the responsibilities of mandated reporters? What are appropriate grounds for reporting abuse? How and when should a report be made? Does reporting suspected abuse violate client confidentiality? What if my employer encourages me not to report my suspicions? Addressing these questions and more, this book provides clear definitions of different types of child abuse, including physical, sexual, and emotional, and delineates guidelines on how to identify risk factors and signs of child maltreatment. The authors also clarify difficult ethical issues, including client confidentiality and privileged communication, and present numerous case studies and theoretical vignettes culled from their own experiences as social workers. This guide will be the one resource mandated reporters and social work students cannot do without.

Nursing Approach To The Evaluation Of Child Maltreatment
Author: Eileen R. Giardino
Publisher: Stm Learning Incorporated
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 480
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Followed by a detailed treatment plan relevant to the specific types of abuse, each chapter in this book is structured to give a general overview of the topic area.

Child Maltreatment  A Clinical Guide And Reference
Author: James A. Monteleone
Publisher: Stm Learning Incorporated
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 658
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book helps healthcare, law enforcement, and state and federal agencies recognize child maltreatment, identify those children who are at high risk for neglect and abuse, and formulate strategies for preventing or intervening in such situations. Clearly describes indicators of abuse and contrasts them with non-abuse injuries. Outlines steps to take in handling disclosure by a child. Describes the legal and social systems, and walks the reader through the courtroom procedures associated with child abuse. Lists protective services by state and outlines a model abuse investigation protocol. This reference was created to help physicians diagnose child maltreatment, recognize those children at high risk for abuse and neglect, and realize strategies for prevention and intervention in abuse cases. Although the text is approached from a medical point of view, the information contained will also be beneficial to other health care professionals, social service workers, attorneys, law enforcement workers, state agencies, and others who might be involved with abused children. Information concerning physical and psychological abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, as well as their legal aspects, is collected here in a single volume.

Risk And Resilience In Childhood
Author: Mark W. Fraser
Publisher: National Assn of Social Workers Press
Release Date: 1997
Pages: 295
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Research aims to understand the risks faced by children through treatment of the child's ecological environment and with a systems perspective. Risk factors identified include: attention deficiency and hyperactivity, school failure, drug use, early sexual activity, and childhood depression. The multisystems perspective argues that a conceptual frame of reference that incorporates individual and contextual conditions helps determine the probability of the problem, not identifying the risk after the fact.

In The Eyes Of Children
Author: Arthur Huighe
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020-05-16
Pages: 310
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book exposes the misguided efforts of professionals in all child-related fields to accurately identify and help victimized children and their families. The author, a rare 25 year expert child abuse investigator, employs the compelling storytelling of actual cases to demonstrate the shortcomings of a flawed system, and provide solutions to achieve truly beneficial changes. Readers are drawn inside the investigative process as if they are directly involved as each case unfolds. The easy-to-read narrative style serves as a comprehensive, much needed resource for both professionals and parents alike, and makes a difficult subject matter approachable for widespread audiences. Imagine responding to a knock on your door and hearing "I have a child abuse report regarding your family." How would you react? With a warm invite? Or with shock, panic, or anger rising on your face? How about fear? Anger may not be justified, but fear surely would be; because the investigator may create greater harm than good... Why? The reason rests on the fact that the average long-standing length of employment in the child abuse investigative field is less than two years. Few people gain sufficient experience in their limited exposures on the job to sufficiently assess situations, leaving them ill-equipped to evaluate the wide range of circumstances that may comprise abuse or neglect. Too often conclusions are made based on personal beliefs, biases, and gut feelings, regardless of the facts. These inadequacies are exacerbated by the reality that investigators have no clear definition of abuse and neglect to guide them. They tend to overreact to circumstances that don't constitute abuse or neglect, while being ill-prepared to effectively deal with very serious problems. Investigative findings should be fact-based, and persons under investigation shouldn't dread hearing a knock on their doors. Investigators should instill confidence that they are competent and intending to provide help, even to those who prove to be guilty. As each chapter leads to the next, sound examples are presented of how to correct the inadequacies. Allow your vision to be expanded. Children, and their families, deserve better.

Child Abuse Sourcebook
Author: Dawn D. Matthews
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 620
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Basic consumer health information about the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of children, with additional facts about neglect, Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), shaken baby syndrome, and controversial issues related to child abuse.

Peterson S Guide To Graduate Programs In Business  Education  Health  Information Studies  Law And Social Work 1997
Author: Peterson's Guides Staff
Publisher: Peterson's Nelnet Company
Release Date: 1996-12-15
Pages: 1718
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This guide contains listings for the most popular professions, covering over 13,000 programs in advertising, allied health, business, dentistry, education, health administration, human resources development, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, public health, social work, veterinary medicine, and more.

Penal Code 2003
Author:
Publisher:
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 1280
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A Guide To Reporting Child Abuse To The Department Of Justice
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Publisher:
Release Date: 1988
Pages: 76
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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