Education for Child Abuse Medical Providers

What's New

Child Trafficking has a new addition, Improving Healthcare for Exploited and Trafficked Children and Teens: Questions Healthcare Providers Frequently Ask, written by CHAMP Faculty member Dana Kaplan, MD.

2023-2024 Educational Webcast Series

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


Jocelyn Brown, MD, MPH, MS, a CHAMP Faculty Member, received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This award is given to a physician who has demonstrated compassionate and devoted patient care, and who has served as a humanistic role model for students and young physicians. Jocelyn was also awarded a Fulbright to France on a project at La Maison des Femmes Centre Hospitalier de St. Denis. The Project is entitled “Child abuse pediatrics and narrative medicine: an integrated model of care for victims of violence.”
Source: The January 2024 Helfer Society Newsletter

Resources for Professionals

CHAMP Faculty 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

Mandy A. O’Hara, MD, MPH, TCTSY-F, and a CHAMP Faculty member, has developed Caring with Compassion. Because taking care of ourselves is essential for the unique role we play as a child abuse medical professional, the presentation provides the opportunity to pause, reflect, and expand our self-knowledge and perspective, and deepen our self-compassion. Explore Caring with Compassion.