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2014 Canadian Pediatric Sexual Abuse/Assault Training

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Agenda (subject to change)

General readings

Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) Training Manual

APSAC Handbook - Berliner

APSAC Handbook - Lyon et. al

Adams article

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse - Christian

Day 1 readings

Finkelhor D, Turner JA, Shattuck A, Hamby SL. 2013. Violence, crime and abuse exposure in a National sample of children and youth: An update. JAMA Pediatrics 167(7). 614-621.

MacMillan HL, Tanaka M, Duku E, Villancourt T, Boyle MH. 2013. Child physical and sexual abuse in a community sample of young adults: results from the Ontario Child Health Study. 14-21.

Berliner, L. 2011. Child Sexual Abuse: Definitions, prevalence & consequences. The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment: 3rd Editions. Pages 215-232. 

Adams, J., R. Kaplan, et al. (2007). "Guidelines for Medical Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused." J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20: 163-172 (on website)

Christian CW. 2011. Timing of the medical exam. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 20: 505-520. (on website)

Floyed RL, Hirsh DA, Greenbaum VJ, Simon SK, 2011. Development of a Screening Tool for Pediatric Sexual Assault May Reduce Emergency Department Visits. Pediatrics. 128(221-226).

Ontario Paediatric Sexual Assault/Abuse Manual Chapter 6 (on website)

Ontario Paediatric Sexual Assault/Abuse Manual Chapter 3 (on website)

Day 2 readings

Stewart, ST. 2011. Hymenal characteristics in girls with and without a history of sexual abuse, 20: 521-536.

Adams JA. 2008. Guidelines for medical care of children evaluated for suspected sexual abuse: an update for 2008. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 20: 435-441.

Adams JA. 2009. Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Sexual Abuse: 2009 Update APSAC Advisor: Winter 2010.

Adams, J. A. (2011). "Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Sexual Abuse: 2011 Update." Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 20: 588-605.

Day 3 readings

Hammerschlag, MR. 2011. Sexual assault and abuse of children. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 53(S3): S103-9.

Fong H, Christian CW. 2012. Evaluating sexually transmitted infections in sexually abused children: new techniques to identify old infections. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine.13(3): 202-212.

Public Health Agency of Canada. 2010. Sexually Transmitted Infection Guidelines. Sexual Abuse of Prepubescent Children

Girardet R, Bolton K, Lahoti S, Mowbray H., Giardino A, Isaac R, Arnold W, Mead B and Paes N. 2011. Collection of forensic evidence from pediatric victims of sexual assault. Pediatrics. 128(2) : 233-238.

Leder MR. 2012. Acute sexual assault and evidence collection in the DNA era. Clincial Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 13(3). 194-201.

Thackeray JD, Hornor G, Benzinger EA, Scribano PV. 2011. Forensic evidence collection and DNA identification in acute child sexual assault. Pediatrics. 128 (2). 227-232.

Cohen JA, Kelleher, KJ, Mannario AP. 2008. Identifying, treating and referring traumatized children. The role of pediatric providers. Archives of Pediatric and Adoelscent Medicine. 162(5); 447-452.

Elliott, A. N., & Carnes, C. N. (2001). Reactions of nonoffending parents to the sexual abuse of their child: A review of the literature. Child Maltreatment, 6 (4), 314-331.

Day 4 readings 

Nancy D. Kellogg and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. 2007. Evaluation of Suspected Child Physical Abuse. Pediatrics; 119:6 1232-1241

Ontario Paediatric Sexual Assault/Abuse Manual Chapter 8

Seto, M. 2009 . Pedophilia. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 5: 391-407

Last update: 18 March 2014