The Medical Examination in Child Sexual Abuse

The Medical Examination in Child Sexual Abuse

Brief Overview: Medical evaluations are an important part of a child sexual abuse investigation. It is important that all members of the Multidisciplinary Team understand the purpose of the medical evaluation and the role of the medical provider in the CAC. This course will provide an overview of the medical evaluation for non-medical team members.   Expert Presenter: Karen is a board certified child abuse pediatrician and is the Director of the Center for Children at Risk in Little Rock, AR. She was a major partner in establishing the local CAC. She entered private practice in 2000 and started volunteering…

Chaplains and CACs: Effective Collaborations to Address the Spiritual Impact of Abuse

Chaplains and CACs: Effective Collaborations to Address the Spiritual Impact of Abuse

Brief Overview: Dozens of studies have found that abused and neglected children are often impacted spiritually and that addressing these spiritual injuries can have a profound impact on the medical and mental health of a child. In 2013, GNCPTC proposed that CACs consider incorporating a chaplain into CAC or MDT responses to child abuse. The Julie Valentine Center in Greenville, South Carolina is the first CAC to hire a chaplain as a victim assistance specialist. This workshop will address the research that supports this work, how a CAC can incorporate a chaplaincy program, and lessons learned from JVC’s first year…