Organization Name

Policy Name, Source, and Date Established

Key Points Related to Education and Training

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

AAFP Paper on Family Violence

Among projects for the AAFP to consider are the following:

* An ongoing education program for members on the recognition and treatment of violence, including distribution of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) guidelines for history taking around issues of violence and abuse.

* Offering a series of continuing medical education courses for members to increase their skills in discussing this issue with patients.

From “AAFP Paper on Family Violence”

Developed by the 1994 Commission on Special Issues and Clinical Interests

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The Role of the Pediatrician in Recognizing and Intervening on Behalf of Abused Women (RE9748)

The AAP recognizes that family and intimate partner violence is harmful to children. The AAP recommends that:

From web site

* Residency training programs and continuing medical education (CME) program leaders incorporate education on family and intimate partner violence and its implications for child health into the curricula of pediatricians and pediatric emergency department physicians.

June 1998

Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect (RE9920)

Pediatric dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons, whose advanced education programs include a mandated child abuse curriculum, can provide valuable information and assistance to physicians about oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect.

Pulled from web site (

August 1999


American Academy of

Physician Assistants (AAPA) AAPA Policies

The AAPA shall support the development of educational programs concerning early prevention, recognition, reporting, and treatment of child abuse.

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