Child maltreatment: detection and intervention
Reference of this article: Junyent Priu M, García García JJ, Pou Fernández J. Child maltreatment: detection and intervention. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2004;6:433-441.
Published in Internet: 30-09-2004
The prevalence of child maltreatment is high and it represents the second death reason
in the first five years of life when the neonatal period is excluded. Some risk factors
exist that must alert us about a possible maltreatment situation. The absence of a child
maltreatment protocol and the unknowledge about the management of these situations
by the physicians, make that these cases of suspected maltreatment don?t progress and be
lost. In a maltreatment case, the identification and the intervention must be quick. The
physician attitude must be active and the authority informed of the child abuse situation,
to take the best attitudes for their protection. If the physician is aware of these cases and
ultimate consequences are taken, always in benefit for the child, our objective will be obtained.
Keywords● Child mistreatment ● Diagnosis ● Intervention ● Risk factors