ECIS-ICMEC Webinar: What is the role of school nurses in preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect?

The frequency and severity of physical and sexual abuse and neglect during the COVID response is rising across the world. Schools are likely to be the first to identify and respond. This two-part series addresses the role of medical professionals and the ethical considerations they and school-based response teams navigate in abuse cases.
  • Webinar
  • Medical professionals, their supervisors, and child protection designates/deputies
  • Virtual
  • Cvent
  • 12:00 pm (GMT +0:00) - 1:00 pm (GMT +0:00)
  • 26 October 2020


Healthcare professionals and their supervisors will learn from a child abuse physician about medical myths and realities, signs and indicators of abuse, and how to frame a child-centered, trauma-informed approach. Topics will include questioning, procedures, and documentation of evidence. Note: the question and answer period will not be recorded.


  • Learn characteristics of intentional injuries, what lab work to request for sexual assault and victim-centered examination approaches.
  • Understand how documentation may be used as evidence and the time limitations of evidence collection.
  • Practice question formation for survivors, offending and non-offending caregivers and external medical providers.
  • Take a case scenario approach to navigate cultural taboos and traditional practices.

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