Division of Emergency Medicine, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati

Fellowship in Child Forensics and Abuse; developed 1998

Pediatricians; completion of pediatric residency

Medium: 1-year fellowship Method: training; administrative; research

Training in the clinical areas of physical child abuse, sexual child abuse, medical neglect, Munchausen syndrome by proxy; administrative skills needed to direct a child abuse program; research skills required of medical investigators

Duke Medical Center

Pediatric residency rotation

Second-year residents

Medium: 1-month-long required course (however, 1 week of vacation time comes out of this month, and not every resident is able to rotate through the child abuse program/clinic because of limited space) Method: shadowing; clinic

Residents are with the physicians every day of the week but do not participate in child abuse coverage on evenings or weekend

Governor’s Office, State of Pennsylvania

Governor’s Proposal to Help Medical Professionals Identify and Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect; released April 1999

Physicians and other medical professionals

Medium: curriculum provided by 27 physicians and 32 county children and youth agencies in the state Method: lecture

How to identify child abuse and neglect and families at risk of child abuse and neglect; curriculum focuses on providing information on child protective services law and mandatory reporting provisions; hypothetical examples in which physicians and medical professionals may suspect child abuse and neglect; actual examples of child abuse compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics; common themes that may indicate child abuse and neglect



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