Child Protection Program
The Child Protection Program at Boston Children's Hospital trains hospital staff and community providers to recognize the signs of interpersonal violence and child maltreatment.
Children's has undertaken a hospital-wide program to train all staff and employees to recognize signs of child abuse and domestic violence and to educate them about available resources and support services for families affected by violence.
Our training covers:
- the history of family violence and its prevalence today
- indicators and symptoms of family violence
- myths and misconceptions
- diversity and its effects on family violence
- screening for abuse skills
- responding to abuse disclosure
- legal mandates and documentation standards
Sessions are designed to help Children's faculty and staff become comfortable with the language and techniques used to screen for abuse. Faculty and staff also learn how to respond sensitively to a disclosure in ways that ensure the safety of the victim, as well as other family members, hospital patients and families or staff who may be placed at risk by the disclosure.
In addition to in-house training for faculty and staff, the Child Protection Program also sponsors a series of Grand Rounds and Interpersonal Violence Seminars which are open to the public.
Find Out More
To learn more about our training program, please contact us at 617-355-7979.