• February 2006
  • Vol. 7, No. 1

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Medical Diagnoses for Nonmedical Professionals

Child welfare workers unfamiliar with medical terminology relating to child abuse and neglect will welcome an updated and expanded resource from the American Humane Association. Understanding the Medical Diagnosis of Child Maltreatment: A Guide for Nonmedical Professionals, edited by C. R. Brittain, translates medical language about maltreatment into clear terms for CPS workers.

An introductory chapter discusses ways in which child welfare workers and medical providers can work together for the benefit of child victims. Other chapters cover specific types of abuse and neglect, including fractures, poisoning, emotional maltreatment, and sexual abuse. Charts, illustrations, checklists, and further resources add to the utility of this reference book.

Understanding the Medical Diagnosis of Child Maltreatment is published by Oxford University Press.


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