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Court Preparation for the Medical & Legal Professions
2/26/2019 - 2/28/2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Portland, OR
Event Contact:
Register online
Phone not available
Sponsoring Organization(s):
Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Additional Information:
The Court Preparation for the Medical & Legal Professions Training is designed to build the knowledge and skills of medical providers and prosecutors who respond to, treat and investigate the physical and sexual abuse of children.

The training addresses the respective roles of medical providers and prosecutors with regard to evidence collection and prepares each to elicit and provide unbiased, expert testimony in subsequent criminal court proceedings.

Learning Objectives
As a result of this healthcare participants will be able to:

- Develop a diagnostic approach to the medical management of the potentially abused child

- Effectively communicate with non-healthcare community professional partners like child protection services, law enforcement and lawyers

- Understand the scope of their practice and be able to communicate effectively in a legal setting regarding their training, experience and clinical decision-making in cases of suspected abuse

Legal professionals will be able to:

- Understand medical consultant reports about victims of child maltreatment

- Develop a strategy for effectively presenting medical expert witness testimony

- Be familiar with common defense theories regarding different forms of child maltreatment