Medical professionals may be involved in assessing and documenting the nature and extent of injuries due to possible abuse or neglect. Resources include State and local examples.
Clinicians' Description of Factors Influencing Their Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse: Report of the Child Abuse Reporting Experience Study Research Group
Jones, Flaherty, Binns, Price, Slora, Abney, et al. (2008)
Reviews a study indicating clinician's' decisions to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including identification factors, management strategies, and reasons for not reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
Linking Primary Care and Systems of Care: Innovation at the State and Community Levels to Support Children and Youth With Behavioral Health Challenges
Kagen, Peters, Carter, & Schuffman (2012)
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
Presents an interactive webinar sharing how the State of Missouri is successfully building a bridge with the primary care community in the hopes of better integration between health and behavioral health utilizing a variety of approaches and unique strategies that have led to innovation and change.
Defining the Children's Hospital Role in Child Maltreatment (PDF - 1,520 KB)
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (2nd ed.) (2011)
Provides child protection teams with an outline to assess their current services and augment their strengths while raising their awareness of the leadership role that children's hospitals play in responding to, treating, investigating, studying, and preventing child abuse and neglect cases.
Improving Care Coordination and Service Linkages to Support Healthy Child Development: Early Lessons and Recommendations From a Five-State Consortium (PDF - 533 KB)
Hanlon & Rosenthal (2011)
National Academy for State Health Policy
Summarizes early findings from the current Assuring Better Child Health and Development learning collaborative of five States. Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon tested models to strengthen linkages and care coordination between pediatric primary care providers and community-based providers to improve State policy, primary care practice, and population health.
Improving Care Coordination, Case Management, and Linkages to Service for Young Children: Opportunities for States (PDF - 823 KB)
Johnson & Rosenthal (2009)
National Academy for State Health Policy, Commonwealth Fund, & Johnson Group Consulting
Describes a framework that spotlights the intersection between three strategies and the roles States can play to facilitate and support improved linkages by maximizing the use of personnel; undertaking quality improvement initiatives; supporting data, information, and technology; and supporting individualized care plans and cross-systems planning.
Understanding Roles and Improving Reporting and Response Relationships Across Professional Boundaries
Pediatrics, 122(Supplement 1)
Discusses some of the barriers that inhibit an effective response to reporting and collaboration between the professionals evaluating and investigating possible child abuse and presents ideas for improving the collaboration, including recommendations for change.
New York State Collaborative Efforts in Medical Evaluations of Child and Adolescent Sexual Offenses: Triage (PDF - 57 KB)
CHAMP Program (2007)
Reviews triage steps for treating children who are suspected of being victims of child sexual abuse in New York State, lists criteria for determining if a child or adolescent needs a medical examination, and describes the referral process to a child abuse expert for a multidisciplinary assessment.