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Montana PANDA (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) Coalition. . Guidelines for the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect by the dental health team. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 32 pp.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1272 Telephone: (202) 784-9771E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (202) 784-9771E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgAvailable from the website.
This publication is designed to help oral health teams identify, report, and respond to child abuse and neglect. Topics include the extent of abuse and neglect; the importance of becoming involved; relevant Montana state laws; reporting, investigation, and intervention; indicators of maltreatment and distinguishing between abuse and accidental injury; physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and myths about sexual abuse; steps to take if a child indicates abuse or neglect; profiles of abusers; and support for children and their families. Appendices include a protocol for identification and reporting, description of a child abuse helpline, and a resource list.
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