Child Abuse Pediatrics: Research, Policy and Practice

  • Howard Dubowitz
    Address correspondence to Howard Dubowitz, MBChB, MS, FAAP, University of Maryland Medical Center, 520 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
    Division of Child Protection, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine; and Center for Families and Child Protection Team, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md
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      The 5 articles in this issue of Academic Pediatrics are illustrative of excellent research being conducted in the recently recognized subspecialty of child abuse pediatrics. There are clear implications for future research, practice, and policy in this field.
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        • Kistin C.J.
        • Tien I.
        • Leventhal J.M.
        • Bauchner H.
        A novel self-evaluation tool to assess the team function of a child protection team.
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        • Kistin C.J.
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        Factors that influence the effectiveness of child protection teams.
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        • Lane W.G.
        • Dubowitz H.
        Primary care pediatricians’ experience, comfort and competence in the evaluation and management of child maltreatment: do we need child abuse experts?.
        Child Abuse Negl. 2009; 33: 76-83
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        Child abuse consultations initiated by child protective services: the role of expert opinions.
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        • Feigelman S.
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        Training pediatric residents in a primary care clinic to help address psychosocial problems and prevent child maltreatment.
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        The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model: impact on pediatric primary care professionals.
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