Child Abuse and Neglect
Friday's Progress Notes - April 13, 2001
Mental Health Information - Vol. 5 Issue 8
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1. Evaluation of physical abuse in children
2. Evaluation of sexual abuse of children
3. Guide for intervention in child neglect
4. The role of child protective services
5. Understanding child abuse and neglect
6. Child maltreatment series for use in secondary schools
7. Child abuse hotline
8. Positive discipline
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Adolescent Girls: Development and Treatment Issues
Childhood Sexuality: Discerning Healthy from Abnormal Sexual Behaviors
Ethics: Money and the Therapeutic Relationship
Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
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PTSD: Treating Adults, Adolescents, and Children
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Brief CBT in the Treatment of Substance Abuse
Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships
The prevention of child abuse should be an ongoing priority for those of us in the health care community. To emphasize this important concern, April has been designated as child abuse prevention month. Today's newsletter focuses on resources related to child abuse and neglect.
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1. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Evaluation of Physical Abuse in Children
Family physicians who are involved in the care of children are
likely to encounter child abuse and should be able to recognize
its common presentations.
2. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Sexual Abuse of Children: Subject Review
The role of the physician is outlined with respect to obtaining a
history, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory data
and in determining the need to report sexual abuse.
3. NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT INFORMATION
Child Neglect: A Guide For Intervention
The guide is aimed at increasing understanding of child neglect
and ways to assess, intervene, and prevent the problem.
4. FUTURE OF CHILDREN
Past, Present, and Future Roles of Child Protective Services
The nation's response to child abuse is marked by a tension between
rescuing children from abusive families and efforts to support and
preserve these same families. (The Adobe Reader is needed to access
5. NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
This online book has chapters on etiology of child maltreatment,
consequences, interventions and treatment, and ethical and
6. DIVISION 37 OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
An Introduction to Child Maltreatment
The Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services of the APA has
developed a five-unit lesson plan for use in secondary schools.
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it into your browser.)
7. NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment
Citizens who suspect that a child is being maltreated, or
children who are being maltreated, can call the Childhelp
USA National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD
(1-800-422-4453). This hotline is available 24/7.
8. CLEARNINGHOUSE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
When making these decisions, caregivers often ask themselves these questions: Am I disciplining in a way that hurts or helps this child's self-esteem? Will my discipline help the child develop self-control?
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