Child Abuse Pediatrician Cook Children's Medical Center
This workshop will provide comprehensive guidance for handling the criminal offense of medical child abuse from the time of initial report by medical personnel all the way through trial prep for the prosecuting attorneys. Effective techniques will be discussed for all disciplines, including medical, child protection services, law enforcement, forensic interviewers, and prosecutors. Actual case examples will be used through the presentation to demonstrate the effectiveness of these techniques.
Discuss the definition/diagnosis and prevalence of medical child abuse
Review the importance of a multi-discipline approach to medical child abuse investigations
Understand the risks of placement of a victim with a family member who questions the suspect's guilt