About the webinar:
One criteria of the Barnahus is that a medical evaluation is carried out to ensure a victim’s right to health and to secure forensic evidence for investigative purposes. As part of its medical services, a Barnahus or similar setup should also provide treatment and referrals to specialists as integral parts of its service.
This 3-part webinar mini-series will explore the many considerations for meeting the medical evaluation criteria for Barnahus:
Part 1: Framework for medical standards, featuring Stefan Rune, Consultant paediatrician at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden. Click Watch now button above to see the webinar recording.
Part 2: Physical abuse diagnostic work-up and decision-making, featuring Resmiye Oral, Professor of Paediatrics, Director of the Child Protection Program at the University of Iowa, USA
25 October 2018 15:00 CEST. The recording of the part 2 is available here.
Part 3: Sexual abuse diagnostic work-up and decision-making, featuring Andrea Goddard, Consultant paediatrician and Paedriatic Lead, The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Kings College Hospital, NHS Fundation Trust, UK
19 November 2018 15:00 CEST. The recording of the third part is available here.
This mini-series is targeted to all professionals who are working to meet the Barnahus Quality Standards, or to otherwise ensure reliable evidence and good outcomes for children who are victims and witnesses of violence. Join to learn about:
- Why medical evaluation is important for the wellbeing of children and the investigation,
- Best practices for a multi-disciplinary cooperation which includes medical evaluation,
- The types of medical providers who should be available to the Barnahus and the additional training they may need,
- What a child-friendly exam room may look like,
- The process when a medical problem is detected that would otherwise would have gone unnoticed,
- Ensuring treatment and follow-up.
This webinar is targeted to all professionals who are working to meet the Barnahus Quality Standards, or to otherwise ensure reliable evidence and good outcomes for children who are victims and witnesses of violence. We recommend reviewing Barnahus Quality Standard #7 before joining this webinar. Participants are warmly welcomed to ask questions and contribute their own experiences in the webinar’s chat feature.
About the presenter:
Stefan Rune was recruited to the child protection team at Barnahus Stockholm in 2016, working at the pediatric emergency department at Astrid Lindgrens Children’s hospital. The choice to join the team was mostly because of when work in a social and economically deprived area of New Zeeland, during 2013 and 2014, a major part of the work was in collaboration with social services and law enforcement to assure the safety and wellbeing of the children at hand. Stefan Rune, as well as the two other consultants at Barnahus, are still clinically active at the hospital in the former roll as Senior Consultants.
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