Physician Guidelines
Recommended Texts
Internet Resources

Physician Guidelines

The following are current guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

• AAP Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Distinguishing sudden infant death Syndrome from child abuse fatalities. Pediatrics 2001 Feb;107(2):437-41.
• AAP Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Guidelines for the evaluation of sexual abuse of children: subject review. Pediatrics 1999 Jan;103(1):186-91.
• Kaplan DW, Feinstein RA, Fisher MM, Committee on Adolescence, et al. Care of the adolescent sexual assault victim. Pediatrics 2001 Jun;107(6):1476-9.
• Kairys SW, Johnson CF; Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. The psychological maltreatment of children - technical report. Pediatrics 2002 Apr;109(4):e68.
• AAP Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. The role of the pediatrician in recognizing and intervening on behalf of abused women. Pediatrics 1998 Jun;101(6):1091-2.
• AAP Section on Radiology. Diagnostic imaging of child abuse. Pediatrics 2000 Jun;105(6):1345-8.

You may also find the following helpful:

Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines 2002. MMWR 2002;51(No. RR-6).

Be sure to check out the Current Research page for other articles and journals we recommend.


Recommended Texts

We find the following texts and images to be extremely useful in our practice:

• Heger, Astrid; Emans, S. Jean; Muram, David. Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child. 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2000.

• Kleinman, Paul K. Diagnostic Imaging of Child Abuse. 2nd Ed. St. Louis: Mosby, Inc., 1998.

• Monteleone, J.A. and Brodeur, A.E. Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference. St. Louis: G.W. Medical Publishing, Inc.,1994.

• Monteleone, JA Child Maltreatment: A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse. St. Louis: G.W. Medical Publishing, Inc., 1994.

• Reece, Robert M. and Ludwig, Stephen, editors. Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management. 2nd Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

• Reece, Robert M. Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical and Legal Practitioners. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

• Visual Diagnosis of Child Abuse slides or CD-ROM from the AAP.


Internet Resources
(Note: some of these sites may take a long time to load on older computers.)

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (Cornell University)

Massachusetts Resources:
Massachusetts Department of Social Services
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Boston Medical Center Child Witness to Violence Project
Massachusetts Citizens for Children
Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
Children’s Advocacy Center of Norfolk County

Clinician Education:
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information Publications
Child Abuse Prevention Network
eMedicine Pediatrics: Child Abuse
PediCases: case-based educational materials on abuse and neglect from Children’s Hospital Boston
American Medical Student Association Module on Child Abuse, Neglect, and Domestic Violence
Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Abuse (CME course)
Child Abuse and Neglect: Overview and Resources (independent CME course)
Child Abuse Medical Provider Training - Sexual Abuse (CME course)

Professional Societies:
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
The Ray Helfer Society

Community Organizations:
Prevent Child Abuse America
Parents Anonymous
Parents Helping Parents
The Matty Eappen Foundation
National Exchange Club Foundation
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


Last Updated: January 28, 2005
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