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The Quarterly UpdateWinter 2019 • VOL. XXVI NO. 1

Prevention & Resilience

Preventing child sexual abuse: screening for hidden child molesters seeking jobs in organizations that care for children. Abel GG, Jordan A, Harlow N, Hsu YS. Sex Abuse. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1177/1079063218793634...p. 4

Child maltreatment prevention: a content analysis of European national policies. Ramiro-Gonzalez M, Dobermann D, Metilka D, et al. Eur J Public Health. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky176...p. 4

Effectiveness of a school-based intervention to prevent child sexual abuse-Evaluation of the German IGEL program. Czerwinski F, Finne E, Alfes J, Kolip P. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 86: 109-122. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.08.023...p. 5

Eight-year outcome of implementation of abusive head trauma prevention. Barr RG, Barr M, Rajabali F, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 84: 106-114. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.004...p. 5


A proclaimed accidental fall of an infant - an experimental case reconstruction study. Kunz SN, Graw M, Adamec J. Int J Legal Med. 2018; 132: 205-210. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-017-1663-x...p. 6

Infant skull fracture risk for low height falls. Hajiaghamemar M, Lan IS, Christian CW, Coats B, Margulies SS. Int J Legal Med. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-018-1918-1...p. 6

Pediatric facial injuries: hitting close to home. Youssef P, Povolotskiy R, Mukherjee TJ, Kandinov A, Paskhover B. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2018; 46: 1539-1543. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2018.05.054...p. 7

Pediatric sternal fractures from a level 1 trauma center. Ramgopal S, Shaffiey SA, Conti KA.
J Pediatr Surg. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.08.040...p. 8

Domestic Violence

Exposure to domestic violence as abuse and neglect: constructions of child maltreament in daily practice. Henry C. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 86: 79-88. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.08.018...p. 8

Public Policy

Mapping child maltreatment risk: a 12-year spatio-temporal analysis of neighborhood influences. Garcia E, Lopez-Quilez A, Marco M, Lila M. Int J Health Geogr. 2017; 16: 38. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12942-017-0111-y...p. 8

How might neighborhood built environment influence child maltreatment? Caregiver perceptions. Haas BM, Berg KA, Schmidt-Ane MM, Korbin JE, spilsbury JC. Soc Sci Med. 2018; 214: 171-178. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.08.033...p. 8


Understanding trends in neighborhood child maltreatment rates: a three-wave panel study 1990-2010. Coulton CJ, Richter FG, Korbin J, Crampton D, Spilsbury JC. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 84: 170-181. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.025...p. 9

Epidemiology of subdural haemorrhage during infancy: a population-based register study. Hogberg U, Andersson J, Squier W, et al. PLOS one. 2018; 13: e0206340. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206340...p. 10

First-time maltreatment in children ages 2-10 with and without specific birth defects: a population-based study. Van Horne BS, Caughy MO, Canfield M, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 84: 53-63. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.003...p. 10

Other Items of Interest

A comparison of four different imaging modalities - conventional, cross polarized, infra-red and ultra-violet in the assessment of childhood bruising. Trefan L, Harris C, Evans S, et al. J Forensic Leg Med. 2018; 59: 30-35. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.07.015...p. 11

A systematic autopsey survey of human infant bridging veins. Cheshire EC, Malcomson RDG, Sun P, et al. Int J Legal Med. 2018; 132: 449-461. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-017-1714-3...p. 12

Dating of traumatic brain injury in forensic cases using immunohistochemical markers (I) Neurofilaments and B-amyloid precursor protein. Tirado MR, Pampin JMB, Gomez RG. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2018; 39: 201-207. http://doi.org/10.1097/PAF.0000000000000412...p. 12

Monitoring criteria of intracranial lesions in children post mild or moderate head trauma. Jaquet C, Boetto S, Sevely A, et al. Neuropediatrics. 2018; 49: 385-391. http://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1668138...p. 13


Long-term impact of abusive head trauma in young children. Nuno M, Ugiliweneza B, Zepeda V, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 85: 39-46. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.08.011...p. 13

Physical Abuse

Parasagittal vertex clots on head CT in infants with subdural hemorrhage as a predictor for abusive head trauma. Ronning MM, Carolan PL, Cutler GJ, Patterson RJ. Pediatr Radiol. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-018-4237-2...p. 14

Prevalence, patterns, and clinical relevance of hypoxic-ischemic injuries in children exposed to abusive head trauma. Orru' E, Huisman TAGM, Izbudak I. J Neuroimgaing. 2018; 28: 608-614. http://doi.org/10.1111/jon.12555...p. 14

The detection of significant fractures in suspected infant abuse. Raynor I, Konala P, Freemont A. J Forensic Leg Med. 2018; 60: 9-14. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.09.002…p. 15

Professional and Systems Issues

Effectiveness of a trauma-informed care initiative in a state child welfare system: a randomized study. Jankowski MK, Schifferdecker KE, Butcher RL, Foster Johnson L, Barnett ER. Child Maltreat. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559518796336...p. 16

Implementation of routine electronic health record-based child abuse screening in general emergency departments. Rumball-Smith J, Fromkin J, Rosenthal B, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 85: 58-67. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.08.008...p. 17

Jurors' perceptions of forensic science expert witnesses: experience, qualifications, testimony style and credibility. McCarthy Wilcox A, NicDaeid N. Forensic Sci Int. 2018; 291: 100-108. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.07.030...p. 18

Providers' ability to identify sentinel injuries concerning for physical abuse in infants. Eismann EA, Shapiro RA, Thackeray J, et al. Pediatr Emer Care. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001574...p. 18

Racial and ethnic disparities and bias in the evaluation and reporting of abusive head trauma. Hymel KP, Laskey AL, Crowell KR, et al. J Pediatr. 2018; 198: 137-143. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.01.048...p. 19

Screening for child abuse by using a checklist and physical examinations in the emergency department led to the detection of more cases. Teeuw AH, Kraan RBJ, van Rijn RR, Bossuyt PMM, Heymans HAS. Acta Paediatr. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1111/apa.14495...p. 20

Related Disease States

Its’ not always child abuse: multiple fractures due to hypophosphatemic rickets associated with elemental formula use. Abulebda K, Abu-Sultaneh S, Lutfi R. Clin Case Reports. 2017; 5: 1348-1351. http://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.1052...p. 20

Elemental formula associated hypophosphataemic rickets. Uday S, Sakka S, Davies JH, et al. Clin Nutr. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2018.09.028...p. 20

Pulmonary hemorrhage in infancy: a 10-year single-center experience. Welsh SK, Casey AM, Fishman MP. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018; 53: 1559-1564. http://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.24142...p. 21

The utility of head computed tomography in the evaluation of apparent life-threatening event. Stark W, Rominger A, Warkentine F, Caperell K. Pediatr Emer Care. 2018; 34: 623-627. http://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000000922...p. 22

Fundus examination of 199,851 newborns by digital imaging in China: a multicentre cross-sectional study. Tanh H, Li N, Li Z, et al. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018; http://doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-312366...p. 23

Sexual Abuse

Addressing human papillomavirus prevention during pediatric acute sexual assault care. Deutsch SA, Benyo S, Xie S, et al. J Forensic Nurs. 2018; 14: 154-161. http://doi.org/10.1097/JFN.0000000000000209...p. 23

Health issues associated with commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children in the United States: a systematic review. Le PD, Ryan N, Rosenstock Y, Goldmann E. Behav Med. 2018; 44: 219-233. http://doi.org/10.1080/08964289.2018.1432554...p. 24

Male sexual assault: physical injury and vulnerability in 103 presentations. Zilkens RR, Smith DA, Mukhtar SA, et al. J Forensic Leg Med. 2018; 58: 145-151. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2018.05.009...p. 25

Sex trafficking of girls with intellectual disabilities: an exploratory mixed methods study. Reid JA. Sex Abuse. 2018; 30: 107-131. http://doi.org/10.1177/1079063216630981...p. 25

Impact of mechanical force on posterior hymen - implications for sexual abuse injury interpretations. Joki Erkkila M, Suikki E. Foren Sci Int. 2018; 292: 204-211. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.08.045...p. 26