Original & Medical Versions
This educational program was designed to assist investigators,
social workers, and health care providers understand the
mechanisms of severe injuries sustained by infants and young
understanding of the forces, characteristics, and expected
symptoms associated with each injury is key to the evaluation
and ultimate determination of abuse likelihood.
This DVD teaches investigators and clinicians what information
and details are needed to address the questions, "Is this
injury suspicious for abuse? What tests and information do
I need to address this possibility?"
Two versions of the program are available.
The original version is specifically tailored to law
enforcement and children's protective services investigators
and lawyers. The "medical version" is aimed at physicians,
nurses, and other health care professionals. The medical
version includes additional sections and a 50 question quiz.
This is a short preview of the types of information available on this DVD.
Each segment describes a specific injury,
e.g. transverse fracture of the femur, and
includes animations demonstrating one or
more scenarios that reasonably explain the
Each injury section includes radiographs,
associated clinical findings, diagnostic test
data, and video clips of both accidental
and inflicted mechanisms of injury to assist
the clinician and investigator in determining
the need for further evaluation of abuse.