Child Abuse and Neglect


Nature of Training Provided

Expected Outcomes and Measure

Target Population (study citation)

Intervention Group

Comparison Group (if applicable)

Study Design

Major Outcomes


Medical students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians in pediatrics (Palusci & McHugh, 1995)

Type: Mixed

Length: 9-15 a clinical rotation

Clinical aids: None

Other rotation comparison

Two-group, nonequivalent group

Knowledge of child sexual abuse

Self-report (30 items)

Residents in pediatrics (Dubowitz & Black, 1991)

Type: Mixed Length: Six 90-min. sessions Clinical aids: None


Two-group, comparison group

Knowledge, attitudes, and skills of child abuse

Self-report (31 items)

Perceived competency to manage child abuse cases

Self-report (1 item)

Residents in pediatrics (Sugarman et al., 1997)

Type: Mixed

Length: 8 hrs.

Clinical aids: None

Number of participants:22


One group

Knowledge of child sexual abuse

Self-report (33 items)

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