Medical/Legal Training Academy
May 5-7, 2020
Medical/Legal Training Academy is a concurrent training with two separate tracks aimed at medical and legal professionals. Individuals can register for either track or an MDT can attend as a team (see Registration for more details).
Medical Training Academy: The healthcare providers' role in the MDT-CAC model will be discussed as well as the medical evaluation of child sexual abuse and physical abuse. Case-based scenarios will be used to facilitate discussion of significance of findings and documentation. The process of preparing for court will be presented by a prosecuting attorney followed by a mock court session where attendees will practice testifying in court. Several sessions, including the mock court scenario, are in conjunction with attendees of Legal Training Academy.
Legal Training Academy: Basic medical information commonly encountered in child abuse cases will be presented by a child abuse pediatrician. A prosecuting attorney will discuss how the medical information can be used in the preparation for court cases and describe strategies for meeting with medical witnesses and preparing for defense experts. The course will conclude with a mock court session involving teams of both Medical and Legal Academy attendees.