Child Sexual Abuse Assessment provides self-directed exercises that guide readers through the process of identifying documented injuries and developing a plan of action for evidence collection and subsequent medical care unique to each case. Readers will have the opportunity to analyze case histories of child sexual abuse and accompanying photographs of the patients' physical examinations.
Features and Benefits:
-Portable and convenient
- Authored by nationally recognized experts in forensic nursing
- Ideal for self-directed study or group instruction
- Diverse case histories and full-color exam photos for a broad survey of sexual assault response
- Written for sexual assault examiners at every level of experience, from novice to advanced
About the Authors:
Angelia Trujillo is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, School of Nursing and primary nurse planner for the Continuing Education unit of the Alaska Nurses Association. She received her doctorate of nursing practice in 2008 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a concentration in forensic nursing and program evaluation. She has five years of experience as a forensic nurse examiner for adults and adolescents and seven years of experience in pediatric and adolescent response. She has worked on 20 peer-reviewed publications over the course of six years, including the first and second volume of Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan 2E: A comprehensive Clinical Reference. In 2015, she received the award for Education Article of the Year from the Journal of Forensic Nursing.
Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing-University of North Dakota and a Master of Science in Nursing-University of Phoenix. Ms. Faugno is a Board Director for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and a member of the Board of Directors for the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She is a retired-fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science and a distinguished fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Currently, she is the nurse examiner at the Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center and a nurse examiner for Eisenhower Medical Center's SART team. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments.
Christine Hallas is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with 20 years' experience working in pediatrics. Upon completing her bachelor of science in nursing she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Christine's nursing career has centered around the care of children in the Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Emergency Department, and medical-forensic evaluation of child maltreatment. She advanced through her career earning certification as a SANE-P (sexual assault nurse examiner-pediatrics) and forensic nurse examiner. Christine has been involved in over 1200 medical forensic evaluations, provided peer reviews, and testified in criminal hearings and trials. She has provided trainings to law enforcement and healthcare providers on team response to child maltreatment and the medical forensic exam.