Child Abuse Evaluation & Treatment for Medical Providers provides a single, comprehensive source of child abuse information that offers tools and resources with which to diagnose and manage child and adolescent abuse victims. It is a resource for medical providers who do not have a background or expertise in child abuse pediatrics and are striving to develop best practice standards for their patient care setting.
The website is a book and is organized by chapters. You can access information in three ways: use the Table of Contents, the A-Z Index, or enter key words in the search box. This website should not take the place of consultation with a child abuse medical expert or careful case review with a multidisciplinary team. All material on this site is subject to change dependent on new research and published guidelines.
This website does not provide access to a child abuse expert for the purpose of case review or referral. If you are a parent or caregiver of a child who may be a victim of child abuse, contact your child’s doctor, a hospital Emergency Department, a local child abuse medical expert, the police, or a Child Advocacy Center, depending on your concerns for your child’s health and safety. For a directory of New York State Child Advocacy Centers, see http://www.nyscarcc.org/.
If you have witnessed or been told about an incident of child abuse, report this incident to your state child abuse hotline. You can call 1-800-4-A-CHILD® (1-800-422-4453) to talk to a counselor and get the phone number of your local hotline. In New York State the public hotline number is 1-800-342-3720.