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The Maryland Child Abuse Medical Providers' Network
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is comprised of 60,000 pediatricians, working to ensure optimal health for all children by providing parent support, health policies and guidelines, as well as research and advocacy.
The AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN)
is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children, and adolescents who are abused and neglected by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments relating to child abuse and neglect and its prevention. In addition, objectives of the Section include stimulating research in child abuse and neglect and serving in a consulting capacity to the AAP Board of Directors on policy and other issues in this area.
is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP shall support the professional needs of its members. The AAP also has a Maryland Chapter.
Clinical and technical reports
Clinical practice guidelines
The Maryland Children's Alliance (MCA)
The MCA is a consortium of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) throughout Maryland. The organization provides training, resources, and networking opportunities for child abuse professionals in Maryland. Maryland Children's Alliance also seeks to educate the public on the prevention of child abuse and keeping children safe.
is to support jurisdictions that are seeking to develop interdisciplinary teams and establish new child advocacy centers while also enhancing the services available at existing Centers.
Training of child abuse professionals
Periodic funding opportunities for CACs
Assistance in developing and maintaining CACs
Local Child Advocacy Centers may offer:
Mental health services
Family and court advocacy
The Maryland Board of Nursing
The Maryland Board of Nursing regulates the practice of all Maryland nurses.
The mission of the Board of Nursing
is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education and accountability for public protection.
The Maryland Board of Nursing offers:
Training program information
Continuing education information
Regulation of all nursing practices
The Maryland Board of Nursing also provides
advanced practice information
and information on regulations governing Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNE) practice.
The National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC)
The NCPTC focuses on curriculum development and training for professionals in the field of child maltreatment while continually working on advocacy and prevention efforts for children who have been or at risk of being maltreated.
is to educate and train others, raise awareness and do prevention work, as well as provide staunch advocacy, all in an effort to end child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC is an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of child maltreatment.
is to enhance the professional response to suspected abuse and neglect.
Training opportunities at its national colloquium and other workshops
The journal, Child Maltreatment, includes research and reviews on issues pertaining to abuse and neglect
The quarterly newsletter, The Advisor, includes reviews of different topics, policy updates, and information on upcoming conferences
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
ISPCAN is a multidisciplinary international organization working toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation, globally.
is to support individuals and organizations working to protect children from abuse and neglect worldwide.
Dissemination of research for policy and practice improvement
International efforts to protect children's rights
International efforts to detect, treat and prevent child abuse and neglect
Training opportunities for professionals and volunteers involved in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America)
PCA America works to raise awareness and provide education to prevent child abuse and neglect.
PCA America's mission
is to prevent the abuse and neglect of America's children.
PCA America offers:
Research in the area of child abuse and neglect
Publications on prevention of child abuse and neglect
Advocacy for prevention of child abuse and neglect
Collaborating with community allies
Child Abuse Evaluation and Treatment for Medical Providers (ChildAbuseMD.com)
This Website is set up like a resource book, supporting medical professionals who do not have expertise in child abuse pediatrics, in responding to possible child abuse and neglect.
Resources from New York CHAMP
Coursework in child maltreatment
Webcasts and presentation information
Test your knowledge--cases for review
National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
Would you like a CHAMP professional to evaluate a case?
Please contact the CHAMP professional in your Maryland jurisdiction
A Guide for Maryland Primary Healthcare Providers
Locating CHAMP Providers
Mental Health Services and Resources
Resources for Parents
Resources for Professionals
Tests to Evaluate Possible Physical Abuse
Training for Non-Medical Providers
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