The following are some landmark papers we recommend for physicians:

Kocher MS, Kasser JR. Orthopaedic aspects of child abuse. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2000 Jan-Feb;8(1):10-20.
Conway EE Jr. Nonaccidental head injury in infants: “the shaken baby syndrome revisited”. Pediatr Ann 1998 Oct;27(10):677-90.
Odom A, Christ E, Kerr N, et al. Prevalence of retinal hemorrhages in pediatric patients after in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a prospective study. Pediatrics 1997 Jun;99(6):E3.
Jenny C, Hymel KP, Ritzen A, et al.. Analysis of missed cases of abusive head trauma. JAMA 1999 Feb 17;281(7):621-6.
Sugar NF, Taylor JA, Feldman KW. Bruises in infants and toddlers: those who don’t cruise rarely bruise. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1999 Apr;153(4):399-403.
Adams JA, Harper K, Knudson S, et al.. Examination findings in legally confirmed child sexual abuse: it’s normal to be normal. Pediatrics 1994 Sep;94(3):310-7.

Be sure to check out our Physician Guidelines section of our Resources page for important information from the AAP Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

If you would like to keep up with current research in the area of child abuse and neglect, we recommend the following journals:

Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Maltreatment
Quarterly Child Abuse Medical Update
Pediatrics
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Violence & Abuse Abstracts

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