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Description: This course provides education in evaluating child sexual abuse. It is also the first step for those who are in training to become a CHAMP Member or are in the CHAMP Residency Training Program.

Completion of the course does not constitute, imply, or bestow certification in evaluation of child sexual abuse.

Objectives: Describe how to determine whether a child needs an emergent, urgent or scheduled evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse.

Explain the steps to obtain a medical history and prepare a child for examination.

Explain how to perform and document a complete child sexual abuse examination.

Describe when to report child abuse and how to prepare for a court appearance.

Disclaimer: The material presented in this course does not necessarily reflect the views of CHAMP or any funders. These materials may discuss therapeutic products that are off-label uses of approved products. This website should not take the place of consultation with a child abuse medical expert or careful case review with a Multi-Disciplinary Team. Readers should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this educational activity or using the material for legal purposes. All material on this website is subject to change dependent on new research and published guidelines.

Optional CME Credit: 12
Optional CME Fee: $35.00
How to Pay: Those seeking CME credit must submit a course evaluation after completing the course.

Use this link to be directed to the UPSTATE Foundation to pay the $35 fee

CME Statement: Target Audience: This course is designed to address the need for pediatric medical providers to recognize the signs of child sexual abuse and appropriately manage or refer these cases. This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who may respond to suspected child sexual abuse. Learners must pass the included test with a score of 80% or greater in order to earn CME credit.

Accreditation: SUNY Upstate Medical University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: SUNY Upstate Medical University designates this Internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The course, including taking the 100-question test and completing a course evaluation, may take 12 hours.

Disclosure and Commercial Support: Dr. Ann S. Botash is the sole planner and author of this educational activity. She has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. No commercial support is received for this activity.

Americans with Disabilities : In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY Upstate Medical University seeks to make this program accessible to all. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate equally in this program, please contact the SUNY Upstate Civil Rights Coordinator at 315-720-8157.

Optional ABP MOC Credit: Board certified pediatricians can earn 20 ABP MOC Part 2 points. Learners must pass the included test with a score of 80% or greater in order to earn MOC credit.
Optional ABP MOC Fee: $90.00
How to Pay: Use this link to be directed to the UPSTATE Foundation to pay the $90 fee
Note: You must also apply for CME credit.
MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 20 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Notes: This course was originally posted in September 2011. The date of the most recent review was December 2017, and the termination date is December 31, 2020. This course can be accessed with newer versions of common browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and with JavaScript and cookies enabled. The short videos require .mp4 software or a plugin, such as the free VLC Media Player (, Windows Media Player or QuickTime.


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