battered-child syndrome


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battered-child syndrome

[¦bad·ərd ¦chīld ¦sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A clinical condition in young children due to serious physical abuse, generally from a parent or foster parent.
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Kempe "alerted me to the Battered-Child Syndrome and taught me the importance of looking at the whole child within the context of the family, and he repeatedly reminded me of the importance of preventive care.
A founding article in the field of child maltreatment, "The Battered-Child Syndrome," by Kempe, Silverman, Steele, Droegemueller, and Silver (1962), called attention to the pediatrician's responsibility in the identification and intervention of child abuse, including recognizing and managing psychosocial stressors.
Henry Kempe et al., The Battered-Child Syndrome, 181 J.