American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics publishes the following resources for professionals who come in contact with abused children: The Visual Diagnosis of Child Physical Abuse, a study guide and teaching slides that provide medical information about identification of physical child abuse and neglect; A Guide to References and Resources in Child Abuse and Neglect, a comprehensive manual on the medical diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and neglect; and Visual Diagnosis of Child Abuse on CD-ROM.
Missing and Exploited Childrens Training Programs
Fox Valley Technical College
Participants are trained in child abuse and exploitation investigative techniques, covering the following areas:
Fox Valley also offers intensive special training for local child investigative teams. Teams must include representatives from law enforcement, prosecution, social services, and (optionally) the medical field. Participants take part in hands-on team activity involving:
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse is a nonprofit and technical assistance affiliate of APRI. In addition to research and technical assistance, the Center provides extensive training on the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and child deaths. The national trainings include timely information presented by a variety of professionals experienced in the medical, legal, and investigative aspects of child abuse.