American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007–1098
847–434–8000 (fax)

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 Children’s Training Programs Fox Valley Technical College
Criminal Justice Grants Department
P.O. Box 2277
1825 North Bluemound Drive
Appleton, WI 54913–2277
920–735–4757 (fax)

Participants are trained in child abuse and exploitation investigative techniques, covering the following areas:

  • Recognition of signs of abuse.

  • Collection and preservation of evidence.

  • Preparation of cases for prosecution.

  • Techniques for interviewing victims and offenders.

  • Liability issues.

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:

  • Development of interagency processes and protocols for enhanced enforcement, prevention, and intervention in child abuse cases.

  • Case preparation and prosecution.

  • Development of the team’s own interagency implementation plan for improved investigation of child abuse.

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI)
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
703–836–3195 (fax)

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.

Other Titles in This Series

Currently there are 12 other Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse. To obtain a copy of any of the guides listed below (in order of publication), contact the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse by telephone at 800–638–8736 or e-mail at

Recognizing When a Child’s Injury or Illness Is Caused by Abuse, NCJ 160938

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Child Sexual Abuse, NCJ 160940

Photodocumentation in the Investigation of Child Abuse, NCJ 160939

Diagnostic Imaging of Child Abuse, NCJ 161235

Interviewing Child Witnesses and Victims of Sexual Abuse, NCJ 161623

Child Neglect and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, NCJ 161841

Criminal Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse, NCJ 162426

Burn Injuries in Child Abuse, NCJ 162424

Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse, NCJ 162425

Understanding and Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation, NCJ 162427

Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse, NCJ 170020

Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children, NCJ 170021