Medical evaluation part 2 – A key criteria for the Barnahus and similar setups (CHILDHUB WEBINAR)

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Date of webinar: 
25 Oct 2018
Start and finish time of webinar: 
3-4pm CET
Lecturer: 
Resmiye Oral, Professor of Paediatrics, Director of Child Protection Program Iowa University, USA
Organisation/Provider/Organiser: 
ChildHub

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.

The 3-part webinar mini-series will explore the many considerations for meeting the medical evaluation criteria for Barnahus:

The part 1 of this series on Framework for medical standards featuring Stefan Rune, Consultant paediatrician at Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden takes places on 18 October 2018, 15:00 CEST. The recording of the part 1 is available here.

This second part of the mini-series will look into 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.

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.

The third part on 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 will take place on 19 November 2018, with a start at 15:00 CEST. The recording of the third part is available here.

About the speaker:

Resmiye Oral, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Child Protection Program at the University of Iowa, who is board-certified in child abuse pediatrics. She has published numerous articles on Child Abuse and Neglect since 1993 after establishing the first multidisciplinary child protection team in Turkey, her country of origin. She wrote a book and three book chapters, co-authored two training kits on child abuse. Her interests are international systems building to address child abuse and neglect, drug endangered children, shaken baby syndrome, adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed care, and early intervention with child abuse to prevent negative consequences of abuse. She believes recognition of subtle findings of abuse and trauma screening of victims and their caretakers are of utmost importance. She gives 50-60 lectures a year to regional, national and international professional audiences on child abuse and neglect.

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Language(s) of the materials: 
English
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