Keep Calm and Parent On

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new work force: stay-at-home parents who are faced with the 24/7 job of child care. The additional stresses of isolation, buying food, and keeping children happy and safe can be exhausting and frustrating. Here are a few tips:

  1. Try to keep a routine for mealtimes and activities so children are engaged and less likely to get bored and irritable.
  2. Invent some new activity/game. For example, older children may enjoy a different scavenger hunt each day for a favorite toy. There are plenty of websites to explore ideas.
  3. Limit screen time for yourself and your children. Social media content is more stressful now and children need to stay healthy and balanced with physical and interpersonal activity. Play outside whenever possible.
  4. If you use a babysitter, be sure you speak to references first and ask for frequent updates when you are away. Make sure your children know to call you if they ever feel uncomfortable or scared.
  5. Know your triggers.
    • A baby who won’t stop crying. Put him in the crib, walk away, and take a few minutes of “time out” for yourself in another room
    • A toddler with tantrums. Distract her, redirect attention, and use time out so everyone can calm down
    • Potty training. Have lots of patience and if it is too stressful for you or your child, stop.
  6. Be kind to yourself and others. Everyone has been affected by COVID-19.
  7. Video chat with friends and family or try a hotline: Counselors are available 24 hours a day at Childhelp’s National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-809.4.A.CHILD

A special "thank you" to Nancy Kellogg, MD for offering this important COVID-19 parenting advice.


Medical Evaluation of Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse

  • CNE: 20 ANCC credits
  • CME: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Developed by Nancy Kellogg, MD, Joyce Adams, MD and Jordan Greenbaum, MD this innovative program provides a comprehensive, evidence-based educational experience, and is considered the new gold standard in child abuse education.

Child Sex Trafficking

  • CNE: 10 ANCC credits
  • CME: 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Developed by specialist child abuse pediatricians and emergency physicians in cooperation with the International Center for Exploited and Missing Children. This program will teach you how to recognize and respond to children and adolescents who may be involved in sex trafficking using a trauma-informed, rights-based approach.

Pediatric Strangulation Case Review and Assessment

  • CNE: 20 ANCC credits
  • CME: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Developed by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. This program contains 29 cases of living pediatric and adolescent patients assessed for strangulation and cared for in the healthcare setting. Expand your knowledge, build your skills, and refine your technique in the evaluation and management of pediatric and adolescent strangulation.

Pediatric Sexual Assault

  • CNE: 10 ANCC credits
  • CME: 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Learn the language of evidence-based evaluative methods used when caring for the pediatric sexual assault patient. Included are sixteen interactive pediatric peer-reviewed cases with a concise history and photographic representation. The learner can confirm their knowledge of anatomical landmarks, injury identification, evidence collection and treatment protocols.

Trauma Informed Care

Learn how to use a trauma-informed, rights-based approach when caring for pediatric sexual assault patients.

Child Abuse Atlas

This online educational platform contains well over 1,500 images and 700 actual cases used to illustrate 150 topics. Topics include cases depicting Normal Anatomy, Congenital and Developmental Variations, Trauma and Non-traumatic findings. The Child Abuse Atlas helps build skills to medically evaluate, assess and diagnose child sexual abuse.


Medical Evaluation of Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Evidence-based e-learning and clinical reference.

  • CNE: 20 ANCC credits
  • CME: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Developed in collaboration with:

  • Nancy Kellogg, MD
  • Joyce Adams, MD
  • Jordan Greenbaum, MD
Meet the Team

Medical Evaluation of Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse is an online, self-paced training program developed by internationally recognized experts in the field of child abuse.

Based on Interpretation of Medical Findings in Suspected Child Sexual Abuse and Updated Guidelines for the Medical Assessment and Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused, this innovative program provides a comprehensive and evidence-based educational experience. It is the new gold standard in child abuse education. Created for health professionals working in low, medium and high resource settings anywhere in the world, The Medical Evaluation of Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse will help you put research into practice, and to serve victims of abuse.

Key topics included in the program:

  • Trauma Informed Care, Cultural Considerations, and Motivational Interviewing
    • Also included as a standalone e-learning module.
  • Clinical Presentations
  • Medical History
  • Physical Examination
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Interpretation of Findings

A special Abridged Version is included for those requiring a more accelerated introduction to this topic.


Evidence and Reviews Evidence and Reviews
Evidence and Reviews

IAFN Pediatric Strangulation Case Review and Assessment.

Developed in collaboration with the International Association of Forensic Nurses:

  • Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-P, SANE-A
  • Diane Daiber, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Emily Huggins, RN, BSN, MHA, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Megan Lechner, MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Kim Nash, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Tracy O’Brien, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Ralph Riviello, MD, MS, FACEP
  • Heather Rozzi, MD, FACEP
  • Raquel Vargas-Whale MD, MS, MSc, FAAP
Meet the Team

IAFN Pediatric Strangulation Case Review and Assessment is an accredited e-learning module developed by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. It contains 29 cases of living pediatric and adolescent patients assessed for strangulation and cared for in the healthcare setting. These cases are presented in conjunction with evidence-based knowledge on pediatric strangulation assessment and intervention.

Upon review of definitions and terminology, anatomy and physiology, manner, associated signs and symptoms, case review and post-testing of content, the clinician will be able to assess their knowledge and skill acquisition.

The program provides a multitude of resources, tools and guidance to ensure the clinician is prepared to provide evidence-based, standardized care and develop policies and procedures for the pediatric patient who has experienced strangulation.

  • CNE accredited: 20 credits
  • CME accredited: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Child Sex Trafficking. eLearning module.

Developed in collaboration with:

  • Jordan Greenbaum, MD, Global Child Health and Well Being Initiative. International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Kirsten Bechtel, MD​, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine,Yale School of Medicine
Meet the Team

  • 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits granted by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • 10 Continuing Nursing Education Credits granted by the International Association of Forensic Nurses

Child Sex Trafficking is an accredited e-learning module developed by specialist Child Abuse Pediatricians and Emergency Physicians in cooperation with ICMEC, the International Center for Exploited and Missing Children.

  • Introduction to Human Trafficking / Child Sex Trafficking
  • Learn how to Recognize victims of CST
  • Learn how to Respond to victims of CST
  • Learn how to use a Trauma Informed Approach


Pediatric Sexual Assault. eLearning module.

Developed in collaboration with:

  • Diana K. Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-IAFN, FAAFS
  • Stacey A. Mitchell, DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Rachell Ekroos, PhD, APRN-BC, AFN-BC
  • Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN
Meet the Team

​Pediatric Sexual Assault is an accredited e-learning module that teaches medical residents, (forensic) nursing students and other relevant healthcare professionals the language of evidence-based evaluative methods used when caring for the pediatric sexual assault patient.The module presents sixteen interactive pediatric peer-reviewed cases with a concise history and photographic representation. The learner can confirm their knowledge of anatomical landmarks, injury identification, evidence collection and treatment protocols.

  • Authored by Diana Faugno, MSN, RN. CPN,SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN
  • Reviewed by Dr Joyce Adams, MD
  • CE/CME accredited: 10 credits

Contents

  • Context & Conduct of the Examination
  • Examination Positions
  • Key anatomic findings
  • Discharge Planning


The Child Abuse Atlas. Online reference.

Developed in collaboration with:

  • John McCann, MD
  • David Kerns, MD
Meet the Team

The Child Abuse Atlas uses over 1200 images and 600 actual cases to illustrate 150 topics in Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse. Topics include cases depicting Normal Anatomy, Congenital and Developmental Variations, Trauma and Non-traumatic findings. Over two dozen video animations help visualize the healing process.

The Child Abuse Atlas includes Evidentia Publishing's Child Abuse Evidence database with the best available and highest quality publications on all aspects of Child Maltreatment. We have linked these references to the cases to provide you with easy access to the most relevant current research. All references have received an “Evidence Rating” and we will always show you the articles with the highest level of evidence first.


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