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Media Kit Child Abuse and Abusive Head Trauma

9/23/2014  

The AAP has assembled key reports, studies and other resources to assist reporters in their research on child abuse and abusive head trauma. Media representatives who need help locating experts to interview should contact the AAP Department of Public Affairs at 847-434-7877 or commun@aap.org. Parent resources are available at www.healthychildren.org.

Background  

Backgrounder on Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) for media

AAP Reports

  • AAP Policy Statement: Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children  – Cindy W. Christian, Robert Block, and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Pediatrics Vol. 123 No. 5 May 1, 2009, pp. 1409 -1411 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0408)

  • AAP Clinical Report: The Eye Examination in the Evaluation of Child Abuse - Alex V. Levin, Cindy W. Christian, Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, Section on Ophthalmology. Pediatrics Vol. 126 No. 2 August 1, 2010,  pp. 376 -380 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1397) 

  • AAP Clinical Report: Evaluation for Bleeding Disorders in Suspected Child Abuse - James D. Anderst, Shannon L. Carpenter, Thomas C. Abshire, the Section on Hematology/Oncology and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Pediatrics Vol. 131 No. 4 April 1, 2013,
    pp. e1314 -e1322 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0195) 

  • AAP Technical Report: Evaluating for Suspected Child Abuse: Conditions That Predispose to Bleeding - Shannon L. Carpenter, Thomas C. Abshire, James D. Anderst, the Section on Hematology/Oncology and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Pediatrics Vol. 131 No. 4 April 1, 2013, pp. e1357 -e1373 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0196) 

  • AAP Policy Statement: Evaluation of Suspected Child Physical Abuse  - Nancy D. Kellogg and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Pediatrics Vol. 119 No. 6 June 1, 2007, pp. 1232 -1241 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-0883) Reaffirmed August 2012.  

  • AAP Clinical Report: The Pediatrician's Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention  - Emalee G. Flaherty, John Stirling Jr, The Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Pediatrics Vol. 126 No. 4 October 1, 2010, pp. 833 -841 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-2087) 

Research  

Additional Resources  

Child Maltreatment 2011 -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administra­tion on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2012).  

A Journalist’s Guide to Shaken Baby Syndrome -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (2012)  

Heads Up: Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome