Assessment of maltreatment of children with disabilities

S. W. Kairys, R. C. Alexander, R. W. Block, V. D. Everett, K. P. Hymel, C. Jenny, D. L. Corwin, G. A. Shelley, R. M. Reece, T. P. Hurley, A. D. Sandler, D. Brazdziunas, W. C. Cooley, L. González de Pijem, D. Hirsch, T. A. Kastner, M. E. Kummer, R. D. Quint, E. S. Ruppert, W. C. AndersonB. Crider, P. Burgan, C. Garner, M. McPherson, L. Michaud, M. Yeargin-Allsopp, C. P. Johnson, J. D. Cartwright, K. Smith

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Widespread efforts are continuously being made to increase awareness and provide education to pediatricians regarding risk factors of child abuse and neglect. The purpose of this statement is to ensure that children with disabilities are recognized as a population that is also at risk for maltreatment. The need for early recognition and intervention of child abuse and neglect in this population, as well as the ways that a medical home can facilitate the prevention and early detection of child maltreatment, should be acknowledged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-512
Number of pages5
Issue number2 II
Publication statusPublished - Aug 25 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Kairys, S. W., Alexander, R. C., Block, R. W., Everett, V. D., Hymel, K. P., Jenny, C., ... Smith, K. (2001). Assessment of maltreatment of children with disabilities. Pediatrics, 108(2 II), 508-512.