By Louisa Lasher,Mary S Sheridan

ISBN-10: 0789012170

ISBN-13: 9780789012173

ISBN-10: 0789012189

ISBN-13: 9780789012180

This step by step consultant may help you establish and deal with instances of this distinct type of baby maltreatment!

Munchausen by way of proxy (MBP) is a deadly form of maltreatment during which a caretaker intentionally and again and again exaggerates, fabricates, and/or induces a illness or difficulties in an individual lower than his or her care. Munchausen by way of Proxy: identity, Intervention, and Case administration is the 1st ebook to stroll you step by step via a suspected MBP maltreatment case from suspicion onward. This skills-based, useful publication includes a thorough, up to date assessment of MBP and comprises feedback for settling on and reporting to baby security businesses, investigating and amassing proof, and felony and court docket systems. Its effortless clarity and quick applicability make this article a priceless device in deciding on and combating this way of kid abuse.

Munchausen via Proxy is split into 3 elements. the 1st covers the definition of MBP, the function of the wrongdoer and sufferer, and the moral matters affecting execs, sufferers, and relatives. half addresses case paintings from preliminary suspicions during the investigative and confirmation/disconfirmation procedure. The 3rd part is devoted to case making plans and case administration as soon as MBP has been proven, together with intervention, quick baby safeguard, and felony actions.

these eager about a suspected or proven MBP case will know about:

  • the bounds of the DSM-IV as utilized to MBP
  • perpetrator-consistent features
  • the MBP situational suspicion symptoms
  • the inappropriateness of danger evaluate instruments built for other kinds of maltreatment
  • the chance whilst MBP perpetrators observe they're lower than suspicion
  • and extra!

This quantity is generously more suitable with case examples, pattern types, figures, and consultant administration plans. In Munchausen through Proxy, authors Lasher and Sheridan—experts in MBP and baby protection—have come jointly to fill the distance within the libraries of someone who might get involved with a MBP case. This comprises baby welfare execs and employees, legislation enforcement, institution body of workers, healthiness care practitioners, judges and attorneys, and social workers.

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