Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span 2e, Volume Two

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span 2e, Volume Two

Evaluation of Children and Adults

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, Diana Faugno, MS, RN, CPN, Mary J. Spencer, MD, Michael L. Weaver, MD, FACEP, CDM, Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN


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344 pages, 253 images, 26 contributors This second volume focuses on the particular needs of sexual assault survivors in various age groups, including chapters on child sexual abuse and sexual violence against adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Readers will enjoy the benefit of specially tailored instruction on the care and assessment of survivors in all of these age groups, emphasizing the unique needs of each. Social service workers, law enforcement personnel, medical practitioners, and prosecuting attorneys will all benefit from a versatile, multidisciplinary study of sexual assault in specific age groups across the life span, complete with more than 200 full-color photos provided by expert investigators working in the field.


Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD:
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.

Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with a degree in nursing and obtained an MSN in 2006. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments.

Mary Spencer is medical director of the Child Abuse Program and the Sexual Abuse Response Team at Palomar-Pomerado Health in North San Diego County. She received her BA from the University of Colorado and MD from the University of California-Los Angeles.

Michael L. Weaver, MD, FACEP, CDM has served as Medical Director for St. Luke’s Hospital’s Sexual Assault Treatment Center in Kansas City, Missouri, since 1980. He is currently Medical Director of their SANE program, a founding member of the Kansas City Interdisciplinary Response to Sexual Assault (KCIRSA), and a board member of EVAW International. He is also a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians task force that developed and published the “Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient.”

Patricia Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation