Description: Practical tips for knowing what you can ask and what you should avoid asking children suspected of being abused. Plus what to say to their caregivers and child welfare.
- Differentiate between questions you should and shouldn’t ask a child suspected of being abused.
- Gain comfort with explaining your concerns of possible child abuse to a caregiver.
- Effectively translate your concerns of child abuse to child welfare authorities.
- Keep your questions open ended, not suggestive.
- You can tell caregivers you’re calling child welfare- but you don’t have to!
- Speak to child welfare yourself, and be direct about how concerned you are for the child’s safety.
Biography: Calgary based pediatrician specialized in pediatric emergency medicine and child maltreatment.