Child Abuse and Neglect

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Child Abuse and Neglect, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2000 Annual Meeting

Identifying Child Abuse: Can You Meet the Challenge?

AAP Members

Medium: 3-hour lecture followed by “Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children”; elective

Interactive case-based sessions with ARS; review common pitfalls in recognizing abuse; provide approaches for improving diagnostic acumen; and highlight disease mimickers of physical and sexual abuse

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Child Abuse and Neglect Fellowship

Board-eligible or board-certified pediatricians

2 years

Court testimony; clinical care of children; education of medical personnel; multidisciplinary approach to caring for abused children; CARE clinic: work with social work coordinator of the clinic and attending physician to provide medical evaluations to children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse; in-patient evaluations: fellow provides consultation to the pediatric and surgery teams in the hospital when children are admitted as a result of abuse or neglect; research: develop research skills and learn proper research techniques under the guidance of pediatricians and epidemiologists with expertise in the medical research design; multidisciplinary work with the Child Advocacy Center, Philadelphia Child Fatality Review Team, Law Enforcement Child Abuse Project of Philadelphia, Medical Legal Advisory Board on Child Abuse

Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Child Abuse Rotation Curriculum

PL-3 residents

Medium: 2-week rotation; required Method: clinic; consultations; review meetings; home visits

Hospital consults (mostly physical abuse and some neglect); outpatient sexual abuse clinic; death review meetings; juvenile court; home visits with Department of Children and Famly Services

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