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.
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.
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.