Medical evaluation webinar mini-series

This webinar mini-series explores the many considerations for meeting the medical evaluation criteria for Barnahus.

According to the Barnahus Quality Standards, 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 webinar mini-series covers:

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.

Framework for medical standards

Watch this webinar to see how Barnahus Stockholm works with medical professionals, and to learn why all children who visit a Barnahus should be afforded a medical evaluation. Featuring Stefan Rune, Consultant Paediatrician at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.

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Physical abuse diagnostic workup and decision-making

This webinar presents the steps of a diagnostic workup for child victims of physical abuse. It includes a presentation of indicators and also diagnostic interpretation pathways. Featuring Resmiye Oral, Professor of Paediatrics, Director of the Child Protection Program at the University of Iowa, USA.

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Sexual abuse diagnostic workup and decision-making

This webinar walks through the medical evaluation process, including: planning, consent, who is present, what is done, what is not done and why, giving feedback to the child and caregivers, follow-up, and multidisciplinary teamwork. Featuring Andrea Goddard, Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Lead, The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London UK.

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The PROMISE Webinar Series is co-organised with Terre des Hommes, a partner of this project, as part of the ChildHub’s child protection webinar series.

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