CHAMP’s goal is to improve the New York State medical response to suspected child abuse by improving the examination, treatment, documentation, community referral, and management of suspected child abuse cases.
In order to improve this response, CHAMP is actively working to:
Increase the number of health care providers educated in child sexual abuse evaluation
Develop child abuse coursework and reference materials for medical professionals
Maintain Centers of Excellence
Document best practices
Promote regional multidisciplinary team collaboration and coordination
Promote collaboration and coordination of Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship curricula.
CHAMP works through a Network of New York State professionals. The Network is comprised of Mentors, who are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in child abuse pediatrics, Faculty and Members, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who have successfully completed the CHAMP child sexual abuse education program.