Best Practices: Medical Assessment
The following resources are listed in no particular order.
U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (2016). A National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations Pediatric. Washington, DC: Author.
Guidelines for medical professionals from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding medical assessment of suspected sexual abuse.
A policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics that helps health professionals determine whether infant death is SIDS or infanticide.
Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics that guide assessment of abuse of children with disabilities.
Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics for pediatricians to help with recognizing risk factors for child maltreatment and to be able to provide helpful guidance and refer families to appropriate resources and programs. Flaherty, E. G., Stirling, J., & The Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. (2010). Pediatrics, 126, 833-841.