Forensic Dentistry

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Introduction Forensic dentistry (forensic odontology) is defined as the study of the face and oral cavity as it pertains to questions of law. Initially the focus was on use of…

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Injuries Resulting from Falls

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The Medical Workup when Differentiating Falls from Abuse Initial Assessment and Stabilization The initial clinical assessment of the infant or child presenting to the emergency department with the history of…

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The Costs of Child Maltreatment

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“Ignoring the direct and indirect expenditures associated with attempts to resolve this social problem will not make the task less costly nor will it result in the most efficient practice…

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Caring for the Caretakers

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Introduction After ten years of work with victims of child abuse, I found myself in a deep clinical depression. I lost interest in food, found no pleasure in gardening, dreaded…

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International Issues in Child Maltreatment

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Introduction Child abuse and neglect are frequent, perhaps even ordinary, occurrences in most of the world. The World Health Organization estimates that 40 million children under age 15 years around…

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Caring for Foster Children

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Introduction UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes children’s right to the highest attainable standard of health and access to health care services. Foster children, who numbered over…

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The Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs When considering sexual abuse prevention, efforts can be directed toward several potential areas of intervention. Referring to the “Four Preconditions Model” proposed by Finkelhor, intervention can…

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The Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Introduction The effects of abuse and neglect can be devastating. No one would disagree that to prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring is far more preferable than to provide…

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