Dept of Pediatrics

Divisions: Child Abuse and Neglect

The Child Abuse resident rotation aims to provide exposure to all aspects of child abuse and neglect. The resident's child abuse experience provides the knowledge and skills that the general pediatrician will need for a successful career. Through direct clinic patient contact, inpatient/ED consultation, discussion with the attending physician, pertinent readings, and other methods, residents will achieve competency in:
  • The identification, management, and referral of children and adolescents who may present to the general pediatrician for possible sexual abuse. Residents will learn how to conduct an appropriate interview, examination, and referral. Residents will participate in the Child Abuse Clinic at the new state of the art Lucas County Children's Advocacy Center
  • The identification, management and referral of infants and children who may present to the general pediatrician with possible abusive head trauma or shaken baby syndrome
  • The identification, management, and referral of infants and children who may present to the general pediatrician with possible physical abuse, including suspicious fractures, bruises, and burns
  • The identification, management, and referral of possible neglect and Munchausen's Syndrome/Factitious Disorder by Proxy
  • Mandated reporter statutes and physician responsibility regarding child abuse and neglect
  • The role of the general pediatrician in court. Residents will, through possible actual courtroom observation, mock testimony, and didactic sessions, learn what to expect when involved in future child abuse cases and the courts
  • Faculty: 

                                                                    

Randall Schlievert, MD, FAAP                                 

Kim Jones, LSW
                                                                                                                                                                                            

Last Updated: 6/26/15