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Quarterly CoverAutumn 2023 • VOL. XXXNo. 4


Lifetime rates and types of subsequent child protection system contact following a first report of neglect: an age-stratified analysis. Palmer L, Font S, Rebbe R, Putnam-Hornstein E. PLoS One. 2023; 18: e0283534. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0283534

Child Fatalities

Assessing retinal hemorrhages with non-invasive post-mortem fundus photographs in sudden unexpected death in infancy. Ducloyer JB, Scherpereel C, Goronflot T, et al. Int J Legal Med. 2023; 137: 913-923. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-023-02964-9

Risk of postneonatal infant mortality associated with prior founded allegations of child abuse. Hauck F, Blackstone S, Tanabe K. Child Maltreat. 2022; 27: 185-193. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595211069923


Diagnosis codes dramatically underestimate the burden of abuse. Brink FW, Lo CB, Shi J, Stanley R, Lindberg DM. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 135: 105986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105986

An external validation of coding for childhood maltreatment in routinely collected primary and secondary care data. John A, McGregor J, Marchant A, et al. Sci Rep. 2023; 13:8138. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-34011-3

Replication and validation of a state-wide linkage method to estimate incidence proportion of child maltreatment. Newby-Kew A, Marshall LM, Zane S, Putz JW, Parrish J. Ann Epidemiol. 2023; 84: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2023.04.020

Has the relationship between community poverty and child maltreatment report rates become stronger or weaker over time?. Kim H, Drake B. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 143:106333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106333

Derivation of probable child maltreatment indicators using prospectively recorded information between 5 months and 17 years in a longitudinal cohort of Canadian children. Scardera S, Langevin R, Collin-Vezina D, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 143:106247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106247

Foster Children

Psychotropic medication prescribing: youth in foster care compared with other Medicaid enrollees. Keefe RJ, Cummings ADL, Smith AE, Greeley CS, Horne BSV. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2023; 33: 149-155. https://doi.org/10.1089/cap.2022.0092

MSBP Medical Child Abuse

The overlap of medical child abuse and central sensitization in adolescents: an exploratory qualitative study. Johnson KL, Wilkins SN, Brown ECB, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 132: 105788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105788


Trampoline-associated cranial and spinal injuries: a 10-year study in a pediatric neurosurgery center. Das JM, Baig A, Togarepi N, et al. Cureus. 2023; 15: e39097. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.39097

Running water while bathing is a risk factor for pediatric scald burns. Moser WJ Bilka KR, Vrouwe SQ, Glick JC, Ramiaiah V. Burns. 2023; Online ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2023.03.014

Infant burn injuries related to water heating for powdered infant formula preparation. Chiang KV, Anstey EH, Abrams SA, Perrine CG. Front Pediatr. 2023; 11:1125112. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2023.1125112

Physical Abuse

The impact of a clinical prediction tool (BuRN-Tool) for child maltreatment on social care outcomes for children attending hospital with a burn or scald injury. Bennett CV, Hollen L, Wilkins D, Emond A, Kemp A. Burns. 2023; 49: 941-950. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2022.07.014 

Efficacy of child abuse evaluations for infants with possible subdural hemorrhage identified on cranial ultrasound completed for macrocephaly. Jude G, Slingsby B, Cassese JA, et al. Clin Pediatr. 2023; Online ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1177/00099228231182780

A systematic review of pediatric nonaccidental burns. Protecting the children through knowledge, vigilance, and prevention. Gasteratos K, McCarthy M, Chatziathanasiou D, et al. Annals Plastic Surg. 2023; 90: 551-558. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000003559

Prevalence of non-accidental burns and related factors in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hamza Hermis A, Tehrany PM, Hosseini SJ, et al. Int Wound J. 2023; Online ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.14236

Prevention and Resilience

Comparative efficacy of the Triple P program on parenting practices and family violence against children. Gagne MH, Clement ME, Milot T, Paradis H, Voyer-Perron P. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 141: 106204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106204

Evaluation of the real-world implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership in England: an observational cohort study using linked data from health, education, and children’s social care. Cavallaro F, Gilbert R, Kendall S, et al. Lancet. 2022; 400 Suppl 1: S29. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-

Relationships reduce risks for child maltreatment: results of an experimental trial of Infant Mental Health Home Visiting. Julian MM, Riggs J, Wong K, et al. Front Psychiatry. 2023; 14: 979740. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.979740

Effect over time of parenting interventions to reduce physical and emotional violence against children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Backhaus S, Leijten P, Jochim J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Gardner F. EClinicalMedicine. 2023; 60: 102003.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102003

The effectiveness of parenting programs in preventing abusive head trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Chang HY, Chang YC, Chang YT, et al. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2023; Online ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380231151690

Psychosocial resources predicting maternal and paternal positive parenting and lower child abuse risk. Gonzalez S, Rodriguez CM. Pre Sci. 2023; 24: 186-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01483-0 

Parental burnout and borderline personality stand out to predict child maltreatment. Schittek A, Roskam I, Mikolajczak M. Sci Rep. 2023; 13: 12153. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-39310-3

Professional and Systems Issues

Child abuse, misdiagnosed by an expertise center-part II-misuse of Bayes’ theorem. van Gemert MJC, Swinderman AH, Koppen PJV, Neumann HAM, Vlaming M. Children (Basel). 2023; 10: 843. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10050843

Impact of standardization on racial and socioeconomic disparities in non-accidental trauma evaluations in infants in a pediatric emergency department. Elliott LE, Gittelman MA, Kurowski EM, Duma EM, Pomerantz WJ. Inj Epidemiol. 2023; 10: 31. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-023-00441-w

The impact of an emergency department bruising pathway on disparities in child abuse evaluation. Crumm CE, Brown ECB, Vora SB, et al. Pediatr Emer Care. 2023; 39: 580-585. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000002998

When attitudes become obstacles: an exploratory study of future physicians’ concerns about reporting child maltreatment. Cynes ME, Rasiah SS, Knox M. Children (Basel). 2023; 10: 979. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10060979

Management of child maltreatment suspicions in general practice: a mixed methods study. Hoffmann Merrild C, Kjeldsen HC, Milidou I. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2023; 41: 81-90. https://doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2023.2178851

Public Policy

Economic evaluations of interventions focusing on child abuse and neglect in high-income countries: a systematic review. Kugener T, Wiethoff I, van Mastrigt G, van den Berg B, Evers SMAA. Front Pediatr. 2023; 14: 1031037. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1031037

Related Disease States

Vitamin D level and low-energy fracture risk in children and adolescents: a population-based casecontrol study of 45 cases. Assaf E, Mohs E, Dally FJ, et al. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2023; Online ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1097/BPB.0000000000001061

Sexual Abuse

Exposure to sexual content and problematic sexual behaviors in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mori C, Park J, Racine N, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 143: 106255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106255 

Comparative healthcare use by adolescents screening positive for sexual exploitation. Kachelski C, Hansen J, Moffatt M, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 141: 106201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106201