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The Medical Model of Child Abuse Assessment (Workshop 111)
In light of the Crawford vs. Washington decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the testimony of professionals who provide medical evaluations of children may be more important than ever as it now may be admissible in those cases in which the ruling applies. This workshop presents the medical model of child abuse assessment, which consists of a detailed medical and social history, a comprehensive medical evaluation, a forensically sound videotaped interview, and diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The model supports the idea that all children who are possible victims of sexual or physical abuse or extreme neglect require a medical examination to evaluate overall health needs, provide reassurance regarding body integrity, and accurately diagnose medical problemsincluding abuse.
Leila Keltner, MD, PhD
Katheryn Kroeger, LCSW
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