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Description: This course provides education in evaluating child sexual abuse. It is also the first step for those who would like to become a CHAMP Network 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: Learning 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: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Financial Relationships of Planners, Presenters and Others: The following planners, presenters and others have either indicated financial relationships with ineligible companies or that no financial relationships exist. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Policies and guidelines for identifying and mitigating relevant financial relationships of planners, presenters, and others involved in accredited continuing education are in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

  • Ann S. Botash, MD, Activity Director, Presenter, Author, Reviewer: Nothing to Disclose
  • Alicia Pekarsky, MD, Planner, Presenter, Reviewer: Nothing to Disclose

Certification: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this Internet Enduring Material Activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)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.

Optional ABP MOC Credit: Board certified pediatricians can earn 12 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: $50.00
How to Pay: Use this link to be directed to the UPSTATE Foundation to pay the $50 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 12 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 renewal was 7/3/2022, and the termination date is July 3, 2025. 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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