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.
This is part of a 3-part series:
- Sept 24: Medical Aspects of Child Neglect
- Oct 20: The Prosecution of Child Neglect Cases
- Dec 1: Understanding Sexual Abuse Examinations in Investigation and Prosecution Efforts (this webinar)