Ninety-five percent of all delayed ano-genital examinations in cases of suspected child sexual abuse are normal. While usually normal, delayed sexual abuse examinations are noninvasive & are critical to the mental & physical well- being of the child. Given that most jurors expect victims of sexual abuse to have evidence of previous trauma, prosecuting suspected sexual abuse cases can be a very difficult undertaking. This presentation is designed to give prosecutors & investigators a basic command of the latest medical literature regarding delayed child sexual abuse examination findings, as well as how to present that information through their medical expert.
- “Everything was valuable. I was able to take a lot away from this as I work closely with sexual assault victims/survivors (children and adult).” — Alexis
- “It provided an excellent delineation of the forensic interview and medical exam. The balance between dealing with the victim (i.e validation, support, ACE) and establishing a criminal case. Lastly, recognition of “burn out”. — Tony
- “This was very enlightening! I learned a lot today, thank you!!!” — Corrine
- “How sensitive this topic is and a better understanding of how exams are conducted with children.” — Rhoda
- “Learned a different way to ask a child questions with an easier, more comfortable dialogue and word choice. Excellent presentation by BOTH!!” — Nancy