Education for Child Abuse Medical Providers

What's New

CHAMP has posted a new Practice Recommendation, Promoting Unbiased and Inclusive Care. Read more about it in the Practice Recommendations section below.

2023-2024 Educational Webcast Series


  • December 6


  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 13

All webcasts are on Wednesday and start at noon Eastern time.

Webcast December 6
Download a copy of the handout for this webcast,

Co-sponsored with APSAC NY and the NY Foundling Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection

Keeping Up! New Literature in Child Abuse Medicine

Stephen C. Boos, M.D., FAAP

Executive Editor, The Quarterly Update
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Massachusetts Chan School of Medicine, Baystate

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

12:00 Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time

Learning Objectives

  • identify issues of inequity in systems responding to child maltreatment and state efforts to address them
  • compare and differentiate examples of statistical evidence base for child abuse diagnosis and improper “mathy” analysis

This activity is approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and separately for CEU


Please use the REGISTRATION FORM for pre-registration.


Please use this EVALUATION LINK to give feedback after the webcast. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM Award or 1 CEU Credit requires pre-registration and a completed evaluation, which is due on Friday, Dec 8th.

The New York Foundling is a recognized as a provider of social work, mental health, and psychology continuing education credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, mental health counselors, and psychologists by the New York State Education Department.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this regularly scheduled series activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who may respond to suspected child abuse. This activity has been planned and implemented by Dr. Ann Botash, Upstate Medical University. She has no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Child Abuse Medical Provider Program
SUNY Upstate Medical University
McMahon Ryan CAC

601 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13202

Programming supported by New York State Department of Health funding to improve the quality of medical response to suspected child abuse.

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Resources for Professionals

CHAMP Mentors Vincent J. Palusci, MD, and Ann S. Botash, MD, have written an article that is a resource to help pediatric care professionals address personal and systemic racial bias: Palusci V J, Botash A S. Race and Bias in Child Maltreatment Diagnosis and Reporting. Pediatrics. 2021;148(1):e2020049625

Read more about this article on the Resources for Professionals page

Practice Recommendations

Promoting Unbiased and Inclusive Care provides recommendations and links to resources and journal articles to help medical professionals improve their evaluation and treatment of children suspected of being maltreated or abused.

Promoting Unbiased and Inclusive Care (PDF)

Here is a list of all the CHAMP Practice Recommendations that you can download from our Practice Recommendations page:

  • Evaluation Guidelines for Suspected Child Physical Abuse (June 2022)
  • Evaluation Guidelines for Suspected Child Sexual Abuse (June 2022)
  • How to Write an Effective Impact Statement (December 2015)
  • Photographic Documentation (Revised January 2009)
  • Photographic Documentation Pocket Guide (December 2008)
  • Promoting Unbiased and Inclusive Care (December 2022)
  • Skeletal Survey (March 2021)
  • Triage (September 2005)
  • Trauma-Informed Care Pocket Guide (May 2019)
  • Universal Trauma Precautions and Trauma-Specific Guidelines (May 2019)

Caring with Compassion Course

Taking care of ourselves is essential for the unique role we play as a Child Abuse Medical Professional. Mandy A. O’Hara, MD, MPH, TCTSY-F, a board certified child abuse pediatrician, a CHAMP Mentor and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, has developed the course Caring with Compassion. It provides the opportunity to pause, reflect, and expand your self-knowledge and perspective. It is an opportunity to deepen your self-compassion. Accompanying this course is a 12-minute Trauma Sensitive Yoga Chair Practice video as a step to begin addressing secondary traumatic stress that is often held in the body.

Explore these opportunities by clicking on this link, Caring with Compassion.