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Pediatric Section of Child Abuse and Neglect


Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
1. Merkel-Holguin L, Bross DC. Commentary: Taking a Deep Breath Before Reflecting on Differential Response. Child Abuse Negl 39(1), 2015, pp. 1-6

2. Bross DC. Medical Child Abuse Centers: The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Aurora, Colorado. Cooperative Scientific Knowledge Exchange (CSKE). On-line journal, 2015

3. Merkel-Holguin L, Hollinshead DM, Hahn AE, Casillas KL, Fluke JD. The influence of differential response and other factors on parent perceptions of child protection involvement. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 39:18-31. PubMed PMID: 25499559

4. Hollinshead, D, Kim S, Fluke JD, Merkel-Holguin L. The influence of family, agency, and caseworker dynamics on caregivers’ satisfaction with their child protective services intervention. Journal of Public Child Welfare 2015.

5. Williams J, Merkel-Holguin L, Allan H, Maher E, Fluke J, Hollinshead D. Factors associated with staff perceptions of the effectiveness of Family Group Conferences. Journal of the Society for Social Work & Research 2015 6(3), 343-366.

6. Fallon B, Chabot M, Fluke JD, Blackstock C, Sinha V, Allan K, MacLaurin B. Exploring alternate specifications to explain agency-level effects in placement decisions regarding aboriginal children: Further analysis of the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect Part C. Child Abuse Negl  2015  DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.04.012

7. Lindberg DM, Beaty B, Juarez-Colunga E, Wood JN, Runyan DK. Testing for Abuse in Children With Sentinel Injuries. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26438705

8. Thompson R, Flaherty EG, English DJ, Litrownik AJ, Dubowitz H, Kotch JB, Runyan DK. Trajectories of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Self-Reported Health at Age 18. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 15(5):503-9

9. Al-Eissa MA, AlBuhairan FS, Qayad M, Saleheen H, Runyan DK, Almuneef M. Determining child maltreatment incidence in Saudi Arabia using the ICAST-CH: a pilot study. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 42:174-82. PubMed PMID: 25220480

10. Zolotor AJ, Runyan DK, Shanahan M, Durrance CP, Nocera M, Sullivan K, Klevens J, Murphy R, Barr M, Barr RG. Effectiveness of a Statewide Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program in North Carolina. JAMA Pediatr. 2015  26:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26501945

11. Krugman RD. Pediatric research and child maltreatment: where have all the flowers gone?  Pediatric Research 2015

12. Petrila A, Fireman O, Fitzpatrick LS, Hodas RW, Taussig HN. Student Satisfaction With an Innovative Internship. J Soc Work Educ. 2015 Jan;51(1):121-135

13. Harper NS1, Lewis T2, Eddleman S3, Lindberg DM4; ExSTRA Investigators. Follow-up skeletal survey use by child abuse pediatricians. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 Sep 2. pii: S0145-2134(15)00306-3. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.08.015. [Epub ahead of print]

14. McLeigh JD, Melton GB. Addressing mental health challenges facing the "Next America": A call for culture change. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2015 Sep;85(5 Suppl):S1-3. doi: 10.1037/ort0000118

15. McLeigh JD, McDonell JR, Melton GB. Community differences in the implementation of Strong Communities for children. Child Abuse & Neglect 2015 41: 97-112

16. McLeigh JD, Katz C, Davidson-Arad B, Ben-Arieh A. The cultural adaption of a community-based child maltreatment prevention initiative. Family Process 2015 doi: 10.1111/famp.12183

17. McLeigh, JD. The new normal? Addressing gun violence in America. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol 85(3), May 2015, 201-202.

18. Rushton FE, Byrne WW, Darden PM, McLeigh JD. Enhancing child safety and well-being through pediatric group well-child care and home visitation: the well baby plus program. Child Abuse & Neglect 2015 41:182-189

19. Hymel KP, Herman BE, Narang SK, Graf JM, Frazier TN, Stoiko M, Christie LM, Harper NS, Carroll CL, Boos SC, Dias M, Pullin DA, Wang M (Sirotnak is named collaborator); Potential Impact of a Validated Screening Tool for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. J Pediatr. 2015 Oct 15. pii: S0022-3476(15)01022-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.018

20. Acker SN, Roach JP, Patrick DA, Karrer FM, Bensard DD, Sirotnak AP..Beyond morbidity and mortality: the social and legal outcomes of non-accidental trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Apr;50(4):604-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.05.030. Epub 2014 Jul 11

21. López M, Fluke JD, Benbenishty R, Knorth EJ. Commentary on decision-making and judgments in child maltreatment prevention and response: An overview. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 Sep 3. pii: S0145-2134(15)00281-1. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.08.013. [Epub ahead of print]

22. Dettlaff AJ, Christopher Graham J, Holzman J, Baumann DJ, Fluke JD. Development of an instrument to understand the child protective services decision-making process, with a focus on placement decisions. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 Apr 23. pii: S0145-2134(15)00125-8. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.04.007. [Epub ahead of print]

23. Graham JC, Dettlaff AJ, Baumann DJ, Fluke JD. The Decision Making Ecology of placing a child into foster care: A structural equation model. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 Apr 7. pii: S0145-2134(15)00071-X. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.02.020. [Epub ahead of print]

24. Hatzenbuehler ML, Schwab-Reese L, Ranapurwala SI, Hertz MF, Ramirez MR. Associations Between Antibullying Policies and Bullying in 25 States. JAMA Pediatrics 2015 Oct 5;169(10):e152411. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.2411. Epub 2015 Oct 5

25. Hambrick, Erin P.; O’Connor, Bridget M.; Vernberg, Eric M Interview and Recollection-Based Research With Child Disaster Survivors: Participation-Related Changes in Emotion and Perceptions of Participation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Sep 21, 2015

26. Lewis, T, Schwebel DC, Elliott MN, Visser SN, Toomey SL, McLaughlin KA, Cuccaro P, Tortolero Emery S Banspach SW, Schuster MA. The association between youth violence exposure and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in a sample of fifth-graders. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol 85(5), Sep 2015, 504-513.

27.  Shuster MA, Bogart LM, Klein DJ,Feng JY, Tortolero  SR, Mrug S, Lewis T, Elliot MN. A longitudinal study of bullying of minority youth at 5th, 7th, and 10th grades. NEJM 2015 372: 1872-1874

28. Kimbrough-Melton, RJ.; Melton, GB. 'Someone will notice, and someone will care': How to build Strong Communities for Children. Child Abuse Negl, Vol 41, Mar, 2015 pp. 67-78
29. McDonell JR.; Ben-Arieh A; Melton GB. Strong Communities for Children: Results of a multi-year community-based initiative to protect children from harm. Child Abuse Negl, Vol 41, Mar, 2015 Special Section: Strong Communities for Children. pp. 79-96

30. Melton GB. Hospitality: Transformative service to children, families, and communities. American Psychologist, Vol 69(8), Nov, 2014 pp. 761-769

31. Muneesh M, Chiesa A, Sirotnak A. Two Cases of Sublingual Hematoma as a Manifestation of Child Abuse.  Ear Nose Throat J. 2015 Dec;94(12):494-6

32. Lewis T, McElroy E, Harlaar N, Runyan DK. Does the impact of child sexual abuse differ from maltreated but non-sexually abuse children? Child Abuse Negl. 2016  51(2016) 31-40 ePub 20 December 2015

33. Leeb RT, Fluke JD. Commentary: Child maltreatment surveillance: enumeration, monitoring, evaluation, and insight. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice 2015  35(8/9)

34. Wittenstrom K, Baumann DJ, Fluke JD, Graham JC. The impact of drugs, infants, single mothers, and relatives on reunification: A Decision-Making Ecology approach. Child Abuse Negl 2015  49 86-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.06.010

Books and Edited Volumes
1. Mathews B, Bross DC (Eds.). Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect. Dordrecht Heidelberg New York: Springer Scientific, 2015

2. McLeigh JD, Melton GB (Eds.).  (2015).  Mental health in the 21st century [Special issue].  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(5 Supp.)

3. McLeigh JD, Melton GB (Eds.).  (2015).  Finding meaning in community:  Trust in and by young people [Special issue].  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(6 Supp.)
Book Chapters
1. Bross DC, Marlowe M. Family Dynamics and Child Maltreatment. In: Donald Duquette and Anne Haralambie (Eds.) Child Welfare Law and Practice. (3nd Edition) Denver: Bradford Publishing, 2016 (In press)

2. Bross DC. Privacy and Legal Duties to Warn about Unsafe Behaviors, Conditions, or Hazards: The Example of Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting. In: Ben Mathews and Donald C. Bross (Eds.) Mandatory Reporting and Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London: Springer Scientific, 2015, pp. 77-104

3. Fluke JD, Casillas K. Rethinking the functioning of child protective services. In: Ben Mathews and Donald C. Bross (Eds.) Mandatory Reporting and Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London: Springer Scientific, 2015

4. Runyan DK. Who is maltreated and how mandated reporting might help. In Mathews B and Bross DC (eds) Mandatory reporting and identification of severe child abuse and neglect. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer Scientific 2015

5. Kimbrough-Melton RJ, Melton GB. Child protection policy. In Donnelly R, Ward CL  (eds) Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence and Policy (pp 255-260) Oxford, England: Oxford University Press

6. McLeigh JD, Melton GB, Kimbrough-Melton RJ, Wallace N.  (2015).  How can Strong Communities transform community norms and structures to promote children’s safety and well-being?  Austin, TX:  Upbring (Lutheran Social Services in Texas).  (competitively selected white paper on an effective approach to prevention; published at

7. Melton GB.  (2015).  Foreword:  The ethics of work for “The Cruelty.”  In B. Lonne, M. Harries, B. Featherstone,  M. Gray, Working ethically in child protection (pp. xi-xiv).  London, England:  Routledge

8. Melton GB, Wang W.  (2015).  Young people as leaders in (and sometimes victims of) political and cultural change.  In A. B. Smith (Ed.), Enhancing children’s rights:  Connecting research, policy, and practice (pp. 197-213).  Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Federal Report
Runyan DK, Svendsen SS, Chiesa AE, Fluke JD, Lindberg D, Bennett TD. Developing A National Surveillance Approach for Abusive Head Trauma. Report to the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, USDHHS

Allen, H. & Maher, E. (2014). All in the family: Variations in the use of family meetings in child welfare. Child Welfare, 92, (6). 97-110.

Berliner, L., Fitzgerald, M.M., Dorsey, S., Chaffin, M., Ondersma, S.J., & Wilson, C. (2014). Report of the APSAC Task Force on Evidence-Based Service Planning Guidelines for Child Welfare, Child Maltreatment, Dec. 10, pii: 1077559514562066. PMID: 25505157.

Davies, S.L, Cheong, J.W., Lewis, T., Simpson, C.A., Chandler, S.D., & Tucker, J.A. (2014). Sexual risk typologies and their relationship with early parenthood and STI outcomes among urban African American emerging adults: A cross-sectional latent profile analysis. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 90, 475-477.

Fitzgerald, M.M., Torres, M.M., Shipman, K., Gorrono, J., Kerns, SE., & Dorsey, S. (2014). Child   welfare caseworkers as brokers of mental health services:  A pilot evaluation of Project Focus Colorado. Child Maltreatment, Dec. 18, pii: 1077559514562448. PMID: 25527512.

Harper, N.S., Feldman, K.W., Sugar, N.F., Anderst, J.D., Lindberg, D.M. ExSTRA Investigators. (2014). Additional injuries in young infants with concern for abuse and apparently isolated bruises. Journal of Pediatrics, 165(2), 383-388 e1. Doi: 10.1016/j.peds.2014.04.0004. PMID: 24840754

Hymel, K.P., Armijo-Garcia, V., Foster, R., Frazier, T.N., Stoiko, M., Christie, L.M., Harper, N.S., Weeks, K, Carroll, C.L., Hyden, P., Sirotnak, A., et al. (2014). Validation of a clinical prediction rule for pediatric abusive head trauma. Pediatrics, 134(6), e1537-44. Doi: 1542/peds.2014-1329. PMID: 25404722.

Lindberg, D.M., Berger, R.P., Reynolds, M.S., Alwan, R.M, Harper, N.S. (2014). Yield of skeletal survey by age in children referred to abuse specialists. Journal of Pediatrics, 164(6), 1267-73e1. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.01.068. PMID: 24630357

McLeigh, J.D., McDonnell, J.R., & Melton, G.B. (2014). Community differences in the implementation of Strong Communities for Children. Child Abuse & Neglect, Aug.1. pii: S0145-2134(14)00255-5. Doi:  10.1016/j.childabu.2014.07.010. PMID: 25092232.

Martindale, J., Swenson, A., Coffman, J., Newton, A.W., Lindberg, D.M.; ExSTRA Investigators. (2014) Recurrent concerns for child abuse: repeated consultations by a subspeciality child abuse team. Child Abuse & Neglect,    38(7), 1259-66. Doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.03.007. PMID: 24726050

Melton, G.B. (2014). Hospitality: Transformative service to children, families, and communities. American Psychologist, 69(8), 761-9. Doi: 10.1037/a0037567. PMID: 25486150

Merkel-Holguin, L., Hollinshead, D., Hahn, A., Casillas, K., and Fluke, J. (2014). The Influence of Differential Response and Other Factors on Parent Perceptions of Child Protection Involvement. Child Abuse and Neglect. Dec.     9, pii: S0145-2134(14)00383-4. Doi:  10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.11.008. PMID: 25499559.

Metz, J.B., Schwartz, K.A., Feldman, K.W., Lindberg, D.M.; ExSTRA Investigators. Non-cutaneous conditions clinicians might mistake for abuse. Arch Dis Child, 99(9): 817-23. Doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-304701, PMID 24748639

Pollard, R., Betts, W., Carroll, J, Waxmonsky, J., Barnett, S., deGruy, F., Pickler, L., Kellar-Guenther, Y.  (2014). Integrating primary care and behavioral health with four special populations: Children with special needs, people with serious mental illness, refugees, and deaf people. American Psychologist, 69(4), 377-387.

Roach, J.P., Acker, S.N., Bensard, D.D., Sirotnak, A.P., Karrer, F.M., Patrick, D.A. (2014). Head injury pattern in children can help differentiate accidental from non-accidental trauma. Pediatric Surgery International. Nov 30(11): 1103-6. Doi: 10.10.1007/s00383-014-3598-  3. PMID: 25252922.

Runyan, D.K., & Pellegrini, C.A. (2014). The surgical specialties and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Surgery, 155(5). 732-3. Doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.01.007.PMID: 24787098

Runyan, D.K., & Krugman, R.D. (2014). Attitudes about domestic violence and the use of harsh discipline. Journal of Pediatrics, 164(5). Doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.01.007. PMID: 24787098       

Schwartz, K.A., Metz, J., Feldman, K., Sidbury, R., Lindberg, D.M.; The ExSTRA Investigators. (2014). Cutaneous findings mistaken for physical abuse: Present but not pervasive. Pediatr Dermatol. Doi: 10.1111/pde.12290. PMID: 24612322

Schwebel, D.C., Lewis, T., Simon, T.R., Elliott, M.N., Tommey, S.L., Tortolero, S.R. et al (2014).  Prevalence and correlates of firearm ownership in the homes of fifth grader: Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. Health Education & Behavior, 41, 299-306. PMID: 24419969

Thind, H., Davies, S.L., Lewis, T., Pekmezi, D., Evans, R., & Baskin, M.L. (2014). Does short sleep lead to obesity among children and adolescents? Current understanding and implications. American Journal of Lifestyle medicine, 155982761433911.

Thompson, R., Flaherty, E.G., English, D.J., Litrownik, A.J. Dubowitz, H., Kotch, J.B., & Runyan, D.K. (2014). Trajectories of adverse childhood experiences and self-reported health at age 18. Academic Pediatrics. Oct. 25. Pii: S1876-2859(14)00334-9. Doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.09.010. PMID: 25441654

Thompson, R., Jones, D.J., Litrownik, A.J., English, D.J., Kotch, J.B., Lewis, T., & Dubowitz, H. (2014). Linking mother and youth parenting attitudes: Indirect effects via maltreatment,            parent involvement, and youth       functioning, Child Maltreatment, 19, 233-246.

Tortolero, S.R., Peskin, M.F., Baumler, E.R., Cuccaro, P.M., Elliott, M.N., Davies, S.L., Lewis, T., et al., (2014). Daily violent video game playing and depression in preadolescent youth, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Available online at


Donald C. Bross. Legal Issues in Child Maltreatment.In: Robert M. Reece, Rochelle F. Hanson, and John Sargent, (Eds.). Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical, and Legal Practitioners. 2nd edition. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, pp. 357-364.

Antonia Chiesa &  Donald C. Bross.  Child Protection Teams.  In: David Chadwick (Ed.) Chadwick’s Child Abuse.  St. Louis, MO: STM Learning, 2014, pp. 419-440.

Fauchier, A., Fitzgerald, M.M., & Hendrix, L. (2014). Childhood trauma worldwide. In J. R. Conte (Ed.), Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide, Volume 3: Interventions and Treatments (pp. 205-232).

Kimbrough-Melton, R.J.  (2014). Child Maltreatment as a Problem in International Law.  In R. Krugman & J. Korbin (Eds.), Handbook on Child Maltreatment. New York: Springer.


​Block SD, Foster EM, Pierce MW, Berkoff MC, Runyan DK. Multiple forensic interviews during investigations of child sexual abuse: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Applied Developmental Science. 2013 Oct;17(4):174-183.

Casillas, K., & Fluke, J. (2013). The Case for a Needs-Based Model in Child Welfare: A Concept to Address Child Well-Being. In A. Shlonsky & R. Benbenishty (Eds.), Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare: An International Reader (pp. 139-142). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chabot, M., Fallon, B., Tonmyr, L., Maclaurin, B., Fluke, J., & Blackstock, C. (2013). Exploring alternate specifications to explain agency-level effects in placement decisions regarding aboriginal children: Further analysis of the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect Part B. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(1), 61-76. PubMed PMID: 23266357

Fallon B, Chabot M, Fluke J, Blackstock C, MacLaurin B, Tonmyr L. Placement decisions and disparities among Aboriginal children: further analysis of the Canadian incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect part A: comparisons of the 1998 and 2003 surveys. Child Abuse Negl. 2013; 37(1):47-60. PubMed PMID: 23260121

Fitzgerald, M. M., Shipman, K., & Trammell, J. (2013). Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches. Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference. 3rd Edition. STM Learning, Inc.

Fitzgerald, M., & Berliner, L. (2013). Psychosocial consequences and treatments for maltreated children. In J. Korbin & R. Krugman (Eds.), Handbook of Child Maltreatment (2 ed., pp. 377-392). Dordrecht Springer.

Fitzgerald, M., & Cohen, J. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for School Psychologists. Journal of Applied School Psychology. 2013 Aug; 28(3), 294-315.

Fitzgerald, M., Shipman, K., & Trammell, J. (2013). Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches. Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference (3rd ed.). STM Learning, Inc.

Flaherty EG, Thompson R, Dubowitz H, Harvey EM, English DJ, Proctor LJ, Runyan DK. (2013) Adverse childhood experiences and child health in early adolescence. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 167(7):622-9. PubMed PMID: 23645114

Fluke, J., Merkel-Holguin, L., and P. Schene. Thinking Differentially: A Response to Issues in Differential Response. Journal of Research on Social Work Practice. 2013 Mar; 23(5), 545-549. DOI: 10.1177/1049731513481390

Garrido EF, Taussig HN. Do parenting practices and prosocial peers moderate the association between intimate partner violence exposure and teen dating violence? Psychology of Violence. 2013 Oct;3(4):354-366.

Grasso DJ, Saunders BE, Williams LM, Hanson R, Smith DW, Fitzgerald MM. Patterns of multiple victimization among maltreated children in navy families. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Oct;26(5):597-604. [PMID: 24114860]

Gumbs GR, Keenan HT, Sevick CJ, Conlin AM, Lloyd DW, Runyan DK, Ryan MA, Smith TC.  Infant abusive head trauma in a military cohort. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):668-76. PubMed PMID: 23999963

Hellyer J, Garrido EF, Petrenko CLM, Taussig HN. Are maternal and community risk factors associated with the presence of asthma among children placed in foster care? Children and Youth Services Review. 2013 Jan;35(1):128-132.

Jones DJ, Lewis T, Litrownik A, Thompson R., Proctor, L, Isbell, T et al. Linking childhood sexual abuse and early adolescent risk behavior: The intervening role of internalizing and externalizing problems. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2013 Jan; 28: 865-874.

Joseph, R., Pekmezi, D., Lewis, T., Dutton, G., Turner, L., & Drant, N. Physical Activity and Social Cognitive Theory Outcomes of an Internet-Enhanced Physical Activity Intervention for African American Female College Students. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2013 Summer 6(2), 1-18.

Jud A, Fluke J, Alink LR, Allan K, Fallon B, Kindler H, Lee BJ, Mansell J, van Puyenbroek H. (2013) On the nature and scope of reported child maltreatment in high-income countries: opportunities for improving the evidence base. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2013; 33(4):207-15. PubMed PMID: 24070016

Kimbrough-Melton, R. (2013). Child maltreatment as a problem in international law. In J. Korbin & R. Krugman (Eds.), Handbook on child maltreatmnt (pp. 541-552). New York: Springer.

Kimbrough-Melton, R.J. Health for all: The promise of the Affordable Care Act for racially and ethnically diverse populations.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 2013; 83, 352-358.

Kleinman LC, Runyan DK. Moving the discourse on quality in pediatrics: recent contributions of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholars. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;131 Suppl 1:S1-4. [PMID: 23457144]

Lewis T, Thompson R, Kotch JB, Proctor LJ, Litrownik AJ, English DJ, Runyan DK, Wiley TR, Dubowitz H. Correlates of parent-youth discordance about youth-witnessed violence: a brief report. Violence Vict. 2013; 28(5):865-74. PubMed PMID: 24364128

Mathews, B., & Bross, D. (2013). Using law to identify and manage child maltreatment. In J. Korbin & R. Krugman (Eds.), Handbook of child maltreatment (pp. 477-502). New York London: Dordrecht Heidelberg, Springer Scientific.

McLeigh JD, Melton GB. The Pursuit of New Directions: Directions will offer challenging ideas for both North and South. Child Abuse Negl. 2013; 37(12):1052-5. PubMed PMID: 24268377

McLeigh JD. Protecting Children in the Context of International Migration: Children in migration require greater protection from violence, exploitation, and discrimination. Child Abuse Negl. 2013; 37(12):1056-68. PubMed PMID: 24268373

McLeigh JD. How to Form Alliances With Families and Communities: The provision of informal supports to families keeps kids safe. (2013) Child Abuse Negl. 2013; 37 Suppl:17-28. PubMed PMID: 24355172

Melton GB. A swan song (or a fanfare): some thoughts of an institute director after 30 years of service. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2013 Jan;83(1):1-10. [PMID: 23330617]

Melton, GB, Gross-Manos, D, Ben-Arieh, A, & Yazykova, E. (2013) The nature and scope of child research:  Learning about children's lives.  In GB Melton et al. (Eds.), The Sage handbook of child research. London, England:  Sage

Melton, GB.  (2013) Strong Communities for Children:  A community-wide approach to prevention of child maltreatment, Handbook of Child Maltreatment (pp 329-339).  Dordrecht, The Netherlands:  Springer.

Perzow SE, Petrenko CL, Garrido EF, Combs MD, Culhane SE, Taussig HN. Dissociative symptoms and academic functioning in maltreated children: a preliminary study. J Trauma Dissociation. 2013;14(3):302-11. [PMID: 23627479]

Putnam-Hornstein E, Wood JN, Fluke J, Yoshioka-Maxwell A, Berger RP. Preventing severe and fatal child maltreatment: making the case for the expanded use and integration of data. Child Welfare. 2013; 92(2):59-75. PubMed PMID: 24199323

Shanahan ME, Zolotor AJ, Parrish JW, Barr RG, Runyan DK. National, Regional, and State Abusive Head Trauma: Application of the CDC Algorithm. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 132(6):e1546-53. PubMed PMID: 24276842

Taussig HN, Culhane SE, Garrido E, Knudtson MD, Petrenko CL. Does severity of physical neglect moderate the impact of an efficacious preventive intervention for maltreated children in foster care? Child Maltreat. 2013 Feb;18(1):56-64. [PMID: 23076837]

Worley, NK, & Melton, GB. (2013) Mandated reporting laws and child maltreatment:  The evolution of a flawed policy response.  In RD Krugman & JE Korbin (Eds), C Henry Kempe:  A 50-year legacy to the field of child abuse and neglect. (pp 103-118).  Dordrecht, The Netherlands:  Springer.


Barmes G, McMurphy S, Merkel-Holguin L. (2012). What works in family group decision

making. In Curtis & Alexader (Eds.), What Works in Child Welfare.  Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Bross DC, Mathews B. (2012). The battered child syndrome: Changes in the law and child  advocacy.  In Krugman R.D. & Korbin, J.E. (Eds.), C. Henry Kempe: A 50 Year Legacy  to the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect, 39-50. Amsterdam: Springer Scientific.

Brown B, Merkel-Holguin L, & Rohm A. (2012). Differential response: Cross-Site findings  report. Denver, CO: National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in  Child Protective Services.

Brown B, Merkel-Holguin L, & Rohm A. (2012). What Works in Differential Response in Child  Protective Services. In Curtis and Alexader (Eds.), What Works in Child Welfare.  Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Brown, B., Merkel-Holguin, L., & A. Rohm. (2012). What works in differential response in

child protective services. In Curtis & Alexader (Eds.), What Works in Child Welfare.  Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Chiesa, A., & Bross, D. (2012). Multidisciplinary teams. In D. L. Chadwick, A. P. Giardino & R.

Alexader (Eds.), Child Maltreatment: Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide, Two Volume Set, 4th Edition. St. Louis: STM Learning, Publishing, Inc.

Chiesa A., & Bross, D.C., (2012). Legal representation of the severely abused or neglected  nnfant.  In H. Doenges, J. Okrasinksi, E. Thatcher (Eds.), Family Matters (63-86).  Aurora, CO: National Association of Counsel for Children.

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