Mentors are required to be physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants with 5 years of broad-based pediatric experience and a minimum of 50% of full-time professional activity (averaging 20 hours a week) spent in the practice of child abuse pediatrics.
The number of sexual abuse cases evaluated must be of a volume to keep skills current and to provide teaching opportunities (approximately 200 cases each year at an expected rate of 4 cases per week).
Child sexual abuse evaluations should take place in an appropriate facility with an established child-friendly model of care and offer several appointments during a day so as to provide mentorship learning opportunities.
Mentors must be currently active in a minimum of 2 and preferably 3 of the following professional activities:
Be a member of the Helfer society
Be affiliated with a teaching hospital
Be a member of a multidisciplinary team
Accumulate category 1 AMA PRA CME credits or equivalent on the topic of child abuse (6 credits every 2 years)
Publish in a scholarly journal or professional publication on a child sexual abuse topic (within the past 2 years)
Present at a national or regional conference on a child sexual abuse topic (within the past 2 years)
Mentors must have taken or be familiar with the online version of the Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse course.