This month, we're featuring the April 30th Healthy Balance Blog from Jen Mediano at the University of Virginia Health System: "Reporting Child Abuse: Collecting Evidence and Getting Medical Care."
The blog gives an overview of how the UVA Forensics Team serves child victims of sexual and physical abuse.
The blog begins with an introduction to the Forensics Team Coordinator and a valued partner:
"Jeanne Parrish, forensic coordinator/nurse practitioner at UVA Emergency Department, is all too familiar with the impact of child abuse. She works with forensic nurse examiners who provide medical care, support and evidence collection for people who come into the emergency department after suffering assault. A large percentage of these cases who come to the emergency department are those reporting child abuse..."
Read the full blog here.
Many thanks to Jeanne Parrish and the UVA Forensic Team for their partnership in stopping child abuse!
If a child discloses abuse to you, or if you suspect or have reason to believe
a child is being abused or victimized, contact the police or social services.
Call the Child Abuse Hotline at 800-552-7096.
Local police can be reached by dialing 911.