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 trained 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 child abuse experts who serve as Mentors and Faculty and CHAMP-trained Providers. The Providers are physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who have been trained to evaluate cases of suspected child sexual abuse.