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Recommendations on recognition and response to child abuse and neglect in the Indian setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20622279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
JUSTIFICATION: Pediatricians are usually the first point of contact of children with the health system. Studies worldwide have shown that there is insufficient knowledge about child abuse recognition and management among health workers. Presently no uniform guidelines exist in India for pediatricians regarding the appropriate response to child abuse.
PROCESS: As part of the Child Rights and Protection Programme (CRPP) under IAP VISION 2007 of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, a Training of Trainers Workshop on Child Rights and Protection was held in Mumbai in January 2007. It was attended by participants from all over the country. The workshop recommended developing country-specific teaching and training material. A Task force of IAP CRPP was formed and it developed a module for Training of Trainers Workshops for Pediatricians. A National Consultative Meet was held in October, 2007 at New Delhi, where the program was discussed and ratified.
OBJECTIVES: To train pediatricians to: recognize and respond to child abuse; engage in a multidisciplinary networking mode to deal with child abuse; and, document, record and report instances of child abuse.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Guidelines for recognition and management of child abuse are presented. All pediatricians should assess suspected harm with the same thoroughness and attention as they would do with a life threatening condition. Poor management after disclosure can increase psychological damage. Pediatrician should believe, support, reassure, treat and ensure rehabilitation of victims of child abuse, keeping the best interest of the child as the primary goal.
Kiran Aggarwal; Samir Dalwai; Preeti Galagali; Devendra Mishra; Chhaya Prasad; Anjana Thadhani;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0974-7559     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  2011-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  493-504     Citation Subset:  IM    
Covener, CRPP, Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse*
Child Advocacy*
Mandatory Reporting*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*

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