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Pediatric Collections: Child Abuse: Overview and Evaluation

When child abuse or neglect concerns present to the provider and “enters the medical home,” the initial responses might very well be a complex combination of fear, denial, and decision paralysis. Even the most experienced pediatrician might feel, “Never. Not this parent”; or maybe judge, “Of course, this family…”; or question, “What do I do now?”. This small and important collection of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publications and reports provides guidance and support to the medical home providers.
John Stirling, MD, FAAP; Amy Gavril, MD, MSCI, FAAP; Brian Brennan, MD, FAAP; Robert D. Sege, MD, PhD, FAAP; Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP; American Academy of Pediatrics, COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT; Suzanne Breen Haney, MD, MS, FAAP; Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP; Andrea Asnes, MD, MSW, FAAP; Verena Brown, MD, FAAP; Amy Gavril, MD, MSCI, FAAP; Rebecca G. Girardet, MD, FAAP; Nancy Heavilin, MD, FAAP; Amanda Bird Hoffert Gilmartin, MD, FAAP; Sheila M. Idzerda, MD, FAAP; Natalie Kissoon, MD, FAAP; Lori Anne Legano, MD, FAAP; Stephen Anthony Messner, MD, FAAP; Bethany Anne Mohr, MD, FAAP; Patricia Morgan, MD, FAAP; Shalon Marie Nienow, MD, FAAP; Norell Rosado, MD, FAAP; Rachael Keefe, MD, MPH, FAAP; Brooks Keeshin, MD, FAAP; Jennifer Matjasko, PhD; Serena Wagoner, DO; Elaine Stedt, MSW, ACSW;; Tammy Piazza Hurley; Jeff Hudson, MA
Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc, FAAP, FACEP; Todd W. Lyons, MD, MPH, FAAP; Ilene Claudius, MD, FACEP; Mary E. Fallat, MD, FAAP, FACS; Michael Aquino, MD; Timothy Ruttan, MD, FACEP, FAAP; Reza J. Daugherty, MD, FAAP; AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Section on Radiology; Gregory P. Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP; Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, MD, MPH, FAAP; Kerry S. Caperell, MD, FAAP; Jennifer Hoffmann, MD, FAAP; Benson Hsu, MD, MBA, FAAP; Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd, FAAP; Jennifer E. McCain, MD, FAAP; Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MS, MBA, FAAP; Muhammad Waseem, MBBS, FAAP; Sue Tellez; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY; Hansel J. Otero, MD, FAAP; Patricia Trinidad Acharya, MD, FAAP; Adina Lynn Alazraki, MD, FAAP; Ellen Benya, MD, FAAP; Brandon Patrick Brown, MD, MA, FAAP; Laura Laskosz, MPH; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; Christopher S. Amato, MD, FACEP; Alexandria Georgadarellis, MD; Ann Marie Dietrich, MD, FACEP; Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FACEP; Ashley Foster, MD, FACEP; Carmen D. Sulton, MD, FACEP; Cindy Chang, MD; Daniel Slubowski, MD; Dina Wallin, MD, FACEP; Donna Mendez, MD; Emily A. Rose, MD, FACEP; Erika Bishop Crawford, MD; Genevieve Santillanes, MD, FACEP; George Hsu, MD; Gwendolyn C. Hooley, MD; Isabel Araujo Barata, MD, FACEP; James L. Homme, MD, FACEP; Jeffrey Michael Goodloe, MD, FACEP; Jessica J. Wall, MD, MPH, MSCE, FACEP; Jonathan Harris Valente, MD, FACEP; Joshua Easter, MD; Joyce Li, MD; Kathleen Brown, MD, FACEP; Kathleen Theresa Berg, MD, FACEP; Kiyetta Hanan Alade, MD, MEd, RDMS; Lauren Rice, MD; Madeline Matar Joseph, MD, FACEP; Marc Auerbach, MD; Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP; Melanie Heniff, MD, JD, MHA, FACEP; Michael J. Stoner, MD, FACEP; Michael Joseph Gerardi, MD, FACEP; Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA, FACEP; Moon O. Lee, MD, FACEP; Muhammad Waseem, MD, MS, FACEP; Paul T. Ishimine, MD, FACEP; Samuel Hiu-Fung Lam, MD, MPH, FACEP; Sean M. Fox, MD, FAAP, FACEP; Shyam Mohan Sivasankar, MD, FACEP; Simone L. Lawson, MD, Med, FAAP, FACEP, FACEP; Siraj Amanullah, MD, MPH; Sophia D. Lin, MD; Stephen M. Sandelich, MD; Tabitha Autumn Cheng, MD; Theresa Ann Walls, MD, MPH; Zachary Burroughs, MD; Sam Shahid, MBBS, MPH
Anneke E. Olson, MS; John M. Felt, PhD; Emily D. Dunning, MS; Zhenyu Z. Zhang, MA, MS; Metzli A. Lombera, MS; Camille Moeckel, BA; Manal U. Mustafa, BS; Brian Allen, PsyD; Lori Frasier, MD; Chad E. Shenk, PhD, ABPP
Kathleen McDeavitt, MD
Gabriel Otterman, MD, MPH, PhD; Suzanne Haney, MD, MS
Brett Slingsby, MD; Angela Bachim, MD; Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH; Mary E. Moffatt, MD
Anish Raj, MD; Polina Krass, MD, MSHP; Kali Hackett, MSW, MPH; Sarah Green, MD; Joanne N. Wood, MD, MSHP
Emily Georges, MD; Emily C.B. Brown, MD, MS; Rachel Silliman Cohen, MD
John N. Constantino, MD; Gretchen Buchanan, PhD; Mini Tandon, DO; Carol Bader, JD; Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD
Arvin Garg, MD, MPH; Annelise Brochier, MPH; Yorghos Tripodis, PhD; Emily Messmer, MPH; Mari-Lynn Drainoni, PhD
Jonathan Thackeray, MD, FAAP; Nina Livingston, MD, FAAP; Maya I. Ragavan, MD, MPH, FAAP; Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA, FAAP; Eric Sigel, MD, FAAP; COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT; Suzanne Breen Haney, MD, FAAP; Andrew P. Sirotnak, MD, FAAP; Andrea Gottsegen Asnes, MD, FAAP; Amy R. Gavril, MD, MSCI, FAAP; Rebecca Greenlee Girardet, MD, FAAP; Amanda Bird Hoffert Gilmartin, MD, FAAP; Nancy Dayzie Heavilin, MD, FAAP; Sheila M. Idzerda, MD, FAAP; Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP; Lori A. Legano, MD, FAAP; Stephen A. Messner, MD, FAAP; Bethany Anne Mohr, MD, FAAP; Shalon Marie Nienow, MD, FAAP; Norell Rosado, MD, FAAP; Heather C. Forkey, MD, FAAP; Brooks Keeshin, MD, FAAP; Jennifer Matjasko, PhD; Heather Edward, MD; Elaine Stedt, MSW, ACSW; Tammy Piazza Hurley; COUNCIL ON INJURY, VIOLENCE, AND POISON PREVENTION; Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP; Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP; Phyllis F. Agran, MD, MA, MPH, FAAP; Alison Culyba, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP; James Dodington, MD, FAAP; Michael Hirsh, MD, FAAP; Katherine Flynn-O’Brien, MD, MPH, FAAP; Aimee Grace, MD, FAAP; Maya Haasz, MD, FAAP; Brian Johnston, MD, MPH, FAAP; Sadiqa Kendi, MD, CPST, FAAP; Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP; Terri McFadden, MD, FAAP; Kathy Wingo Monroe, MD, FAAP; Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MS, FAAP; Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA, FAAP; Milton Tenenbein, MD, FAAP; Mark Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE, FAAP; Kyran Quinlan, MD, MPH, FAAP; Suzanne Beno, MD; Cinnamon Dixon, DO, MPH; Laura Dunn; Jonathan D. Midgett, PhD; Bethany Miller, LCSW-C, Med; Judith Qualters, PhD, MPH; Bonnie Kozial
Pascale Domond, PhD; Massimiliano Orri, PhD; Francis Vergunst, D.Phil; Samantha Bouchard, BSc; Leanne Findlay, PhD; Dafna Kohen, PhD; Martine Hébert, PhD; Frank Vitaro, PhD; Richard E. Tremblay, PhD; Marie-Claude Geoffroy, PhD; Sylvana Côté, PhD
James Anderst, MD, MSCI, FAAP; Shannon L. Carpenter, MD, MS, FAAP; Thomas C. Abshire, MD; Emily Killough, MD, FAAP; AAP SECTION ON HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY, THE AAP COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT; Consultants; Eneida A. Mendonca, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMI; Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMI; Section on Hematology/Oncology executive committee, 2020–2021; Cynthia Wetmore, MD, PhD, FAAP, chairperson; Carl Allen, MD, PhD, FAAP; David Dickens, MD, FAAP; James Harper, MD, FAAP; Zora R. Rogers, MD, FAAP; Juhi Jain, MD, FAAP; Anne Warwick, MD, MPH, FAAP; Amber Yates, MD, FAAP; past executive committee members; Jeffrey Hord, MD, FAAP; Jeffrey Lipton, MD, PhD, FAAP; Hope Wilson, MD, FAAP; staff; Suzanne Kirkwood, MS; Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2020–2021; Suzanne B. Haney, MD, MS, FAAP, chairperson; Andrea Gottsegen Asnes, MD, FAAP; Amy R. Gavril, MD, MSCI, FAAP; Rebecca Greenlee Girardet, MD, FAAP; Nancy Heavilin, MD, FAAP; Amanda Bird Hoffert Gilmartin, MD, FAAP; Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP; Stephen A. Messner, MD, FAAP; Bethany Anne Mohr, MD, FAAP; Shalon Marie Nienow, MD, FAAP; Norell Rosado, MD, FAAP; cast Council on Child Abuse and Neglect executive committee members; Sheila M. Idzerda, MD, FAAP; Lori A. Legano, MD, FAAP; Anish Raj, MD; Andrew P. Sirotnak, MD, FAAP; Liaisons; Heather C. Forkey, MD, FAAP; Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care; Brooks Keeshin, MD, FAAP; American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Jennifer Matjasko, PhD; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Heather Edward, MD; Section on Pediatric Trainees; staff; Müge Chavdar, MPH; American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Board of Trustees, 2020–2021; Jorge Di Paola, MD, president; Patrick Leavey, MD, FAAP; Doug Graham, MD, PhD; Caroline Hastings, MD; Nobuko Hijiya, MD; Jeffrey Hord, MD, FAAP; Dana Matthews, MD; Betty Pace, MD; Maria C. Velez, MD, FAAP; Dan Wechsler, MD, PhD; past board members; Amy Billett, MD, FAAP; Linda Stork, MD; staff; Ryan Hooker, MPT
Mary Clyde Pierce, MD; Kim Kaczor, MS; Aleksandra E. Olszewski, MD, MA
Rebecca Rebbe, PhD; Kierra MP Sattler, PhD; Joseph A. Mienko, PhD
Henry T. Puls, MD; Paul J. Chung, MD, MS; Clare Anderson, MSW
Cameron M. Rosenthal, MD; Madelin Schneck, MD
Katherine W. Canty, MD; Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD
Barbara H. Chaiyachati, MD, PhD; Joanne N. Wood, MD, MSHP; Camille Carter, BS; Daniel M. Lindberg, MD; Thomas H. Chun, MD, MPH; Lawrence J. Cook, PhD; Elizabeth R. Alpern, MD, MSCE; PECARN Registry Study Group and PECARN Child Abuse Special Interest Group
Lynn Fullenkamp, MD, JD; Suzanne B. Haney, MD, MS
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