Expert Topics –  Child Abuse Pediatrics

The accredited sub-specialty Child Abuse Pediatrics practice scope includes the expert analysis of sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse, neglect and unexpected child fatalities using an established evidence-based process with research, clinical findings and input from collateral sources such as law enforcement and protective authorities.  The American Board of Pediatrics outline of sub-speciality topic for Child Abuse Pediatrics is listed here.

Physical Abuse

  1. Abusive Head Trauma
  2. Skin Findings (Pattern Injury, Bruises, Scars)
  3. Burns
  4. Fractures
  5. Visceral Injury (intra-abdominal injury)
  6. Ear, Nose, Throat, Neck, Mouth & Face Injuries
  7. Distinguishing Accidents or Medical Conditions from Abuse

Sexual Abuse

  1. Female Genital and Anal Assessments (including expertise in the anatomy of the hymen and related structures)
  2. Male Genital and Anal Assessments
  3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  4. Forensic Evidence Collection
  5. Distinguishing Accidents or Medical Conditions from Abuse

Child Neglect

  1. Failure to Thrive
  2. Failure to Provide Medical Care
  3. Psychological Maltreatment
  4. Factitious Disorder by Proxy/Munchausen Syndrome/Medical Child Abuse

Child Fatalities

  1. Pre-Hospital Care of Deceased Child
  2. Head Trauma (“Shaken Baby Syndrome”)
  3. Physical Abuse
  4. Child Neglect (Failure to Thrive, Malnutrition)
  5. Distinguishing Accidents or Medical Conditions from Abuse

Forensic Interview Expert Analysis

Child Abuse Pediatrics and Forensic Medicine Consultants also offers expert analysis of forensic interviews by a certified forensic interview expert with twenty years experience.

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