Defining Medical Neglect in Children

Physical neglect in children is more recognized due to the apparent visibility. The same can go for medical neglect, which is why the two are typically associated when discussing neglect. However, medical neglect deserves distinction due to its handling in the health care setting. As outlined in the Nursing Approach to Child Maltreatment 2E, here are some basic facts and definitions about medical neglect. Read More »

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Trauma, Stress, Crisis, and Memory After Sexual Assault

When someone comes forward with a case of assault, it can be difficult for¬†others to fully understand the experience of the survivor and the lives they have to live moving forward. We have touched before on related topics, like how to help victims, the barriers some face, and how damaging abuse like this can be. With information outlined in our Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault, we can look into some of the mental disruption sexual assault causes and how sexual assault is categorized as a traumatic event. Read More »

Trauma Informed Care With Children

When working with victims of abuse, it is essential to maintain an atmosphere that allows for safety and trust. When handled properly, victims can not only come forward with their case, but they can share vital details to the multidisciplinary team that works to investigate and diagnose these cases. For children, maintaining care and trust after a traumatic event of abuse, neglect, or violence is especially important. As outlined in our newest book, Child Abuse Quick Reference Third Edition, we offer some tips for the best follow-up care with children after a traumatic incidence. Read More »

Preventing Domestic Violence Exposure to Children

To stop child maltreatment at the source, efforts must be made not only to educate the general public but parents who are at higher risk of causing maltreatment as well. Within this population are parents engaged in domestic violence which children are exposed to. We have discussed before how domestic violence affects children in the home. Now, in our new Child Maltreatment Prevention textbook, efforts are outlined as to how domestic violence can be prevented, which can also prevent harm to children in the home.

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Variables That Influence Traumatic Reactions in Child Maltreatment

After a traumatic event, common with abuse, maltreatment, or neglect, the psychological outcomes can leave lasting damage. Although the experience and the individual make each response unique, there are some determinants to how some victims react to traumatic events, especially in cases of child maltreatment. Below, and outlined in our Mental Health Issues of Child Maltreatment textbook, are some variables that affect the reactions to these events.

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Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors

When those affected by abuse, violence, and maltreatment make the choice to seek help, the response they receive can make the world of a difference. This is especially true for domestic violence survivors who are escaping an abusive relationship, sometimes with children. Outlined in our Intimate Partner Violence textbook, here are some important points to keep in mind to maintain a positive response to survivors.Read More »

Signs of Abuse for Mandated Reporters

Mandated reporters¬†interact with children at places like daycare, school, doctor offices, and activity centers and act as a pivotal player in protecting children from abuse. However, if mandated reporters don’t know what they’re looking for, taking the appropriate actions for children becomes difficult. On top of those challenges, there’s a variety of different types of abuse to look out for. As outlined in our Mandated Reporter textbook, here is a breakdown of how to recognize major categories of abuse and an overview of what some mandated reporters may see to back their suspicions of abuse.Read More »

Different Types of Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses

In consideration to the rising issue of sexual assault, prevention efforts have been made in campuses across the country within the last several years. Prevention efforts target three main audiences: potential perpetrators, potential victims, and bystanders. We will break down how prevention efforts are catered to each of these audiences and their rate of success, as outlined in our latest textbook, Sexual Assault 2E, Volume 3: Special Settings and Survivor Populations.Read More »

Preventing Child Abuse with Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships

Finding the root of the problem is the first step to taking action against it. For cases of child maltreatment and abuse, many problems stem from a home life that does not foster healthy relationships. A framework developed by the CDC, safe, stable, nurturing relationships (also known as SSNRs) have a major impact in preventing child maltreatment. Below are definitions of what each of those mean, information that is also included in our Research and Practices of Child Maltreatment Prevention textbook.Read More »