Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. It applies to males and females, in every state. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault.
A forensic pediatrics consultation on a Title IX case can assist in the evaluation of issues such as:
- Damages (short term and long term) subsequent to sexual abuse/sexual assault and physical abuse
- Behavioral and/or medical signs and symptoms that exual abuse/sexual assault and physical abuse may have occurred
- Appropriate mandated reporter response to potential child abuse (when student is under the age of 18 and there is concern for a person legally responsible causing or allowing the abuse to be caused)
- Medical and forensic record review to determine what if any evidence supports the allegation of abuse
- Appropriate medical response to reports of abuse/assault
Our child abuse pediatrician has extensive experience as a consultant and testifying expert witness for defense and plaintiff on Title IX matters across the country.