Understanding Sexual Abuse Examinations in Investigation and Prosecution Efforts

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Tue, Dec 1st, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Tue, Dec 1st, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT
Tue, Dec 1st, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MT
Tue, Dec 1st, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
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Protective parents, investigators, & prosecutors, are sometimes confused by the fact that there are two (& sometimes three) different types of child sexual abuse examinations that may pertain to the same case for different reasons.  Even more confusing is the fact that different findings & outcomes are commonly associated with the various types & timing of sexual examinations.  During this presentation the presenters will:

  • Differentiate & discuss emergent, delayed, & confirmatory sexual abuse examinations.
  • Discuss the different types of medical findings most often associated with each type of examination.
  • Discuss why a sexual abuse examination of any type might be normal despite clear & firm victim’s disclosures of abuse.
  • Discuss the therapeutic effects of “normal” sexual abuse examinations.
  • Differentiate medical history taking interviews of victims from forensic interviews.
  • Discuss the need for on- going victim support after the examination.


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