A Practical guide to the evaluation of sexual abuse in the prepubertal child

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Sage Publications, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 152 pages
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Carefully developed and thoroughly field tested, this volume is a guide to aid practitioners in the identification, evaluation, and documentation of suspected sexual abuse of children. It will be invaluable to a broad range of professionals, including pediatricians, doctors, nurses, health care and child protection workers, clinical social workers, and psychologists.

With over 45 medical illustrations, the manual reassures caregiving professionals in their role as health care provider and/or child advocate. It provides a solid reference showing how to proceed with medical and psychological assessment and gives practical guidelines for doing physical and genital examinations, pertinent laboratory studies, and proper documentation.

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Angelo Giardino 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. He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University and earned his MD and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Giardino is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Harris County Medical Society, where he serves on the Managed Medicaid Forum and the Medical Directors Committee. He is 10-year member of the American College of Physician Executives and a member of the American College of Medical Quality.

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