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Department of Pediatrics

Education

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Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship

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Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship in child abuse pediatrics. Completion of the program prepares the candidate to sit for the Child Abuse Pediatrics board examination. View more information about the fellowship program.

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Continuing Education

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The Section of Public Health Pediatrics has the following continuing education opportunities:

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For Professionals

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In the community, CAP conducts an educational program, SCAN (Suspect Child Abuse and Neglect), for the following professionals:

  • Community physicians and nurses
  • First responders
  • Law enforcement
  • Child protective services professionals
  • Teachers
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With an emphasis on detection and prevention, SCAN focuses on the following topics:

  • Identifying signs and symptoms of child maltreatment
  • Biomechanics of various injuries and how they can indicate underlying abuse
  • Importance of family history
  • Conditions that mimic abuse
  • How to document injury findings
  • Local resources for medical consultation or service referrals
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For the Community:

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CAP conducts a public program for expecting and new parents, Happy Baby, which focuses on aspects of normal infant crying development, techniques for soothing a crying baby and self-care in the prevention of abusive head trauma.

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