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


  • March 13

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

Child and Adolescent Pregnancy Due to Sexual Abuse: Trauma-Informed Management

Gillian Hopgood DO, FAAP

Child Abuse Pediatrics
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center

Kimberly Alba, PsyD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Child Division
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

12:00 Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the medicolegal and ethical challenges of caring for a child/adolescent who becomes pregnant due to sexual abuse.
  • Understand medical and psychological risks of childhood and early adolescent pregnancy.
  • Review trauma-informed management strategies for the pregnant child/adolescent who has been sexually abused.

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


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 requires pre-registration and a completed evaluation, which is due on Friday, Feb 16th.


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)TM. 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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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.