Child Abuse Pocket Atlas, Volume 1

Child Abuse Pocket Atlas, Volume 1

Skin Injuries

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD, Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD, Jonathan D. Thackeray, MD, David L. Chadwick, MD


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198 pages, 601 images, 9 contributors Skin injuries are among the most common, and, certainly, the most visible, symptoms of physical abuse in children. Because professionals working with children will, at times, encounter such injuries, it is vital they be able to recognize abusive burns, bruises, and other skin injuries in order to differentiate them from accidental injuries and to respond appropriately when encountered. Child Abuse Pocket Atlas Series, Volume 1: Skin Injuries is expertly designed by and for first responders, medical practitioners, and social service professionals who routinely work with children. Any readers who encounter, or may encounter, cases of child abuse in the course of their work will enjoy the benefit of a pocket-sized photographic reference to better inform and support the identification of abusive skin injuries in children.


Randell Alexander, MD, PhD:
Randell Alexander, MD, PhD is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine and has served on several state child death review committees. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas.

Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD is currently a Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Florida and has served as the Medical Director of the Child Protection Team since 2010. In 2009 she was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Jonathan Thackeray, MD, FAAP is Clinical Director of The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

David L. Chadwick, MD is the Director Emeritus of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego. He has engaged in clinical work with abused children since 1960.