Updated Guidelines for the Medical Assessment and Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused
The Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (MRCAC) prepared and funded the development of this 2016 paper, which is an update of a paper published in 2007, which introduced guidelines for the medical care of sexually abused children that has been widely used by physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners in this field to inform their practice. The 2016 paper is a result of years’ long collaboration among child abuse pediatric specialists who reviewed new published research and received input from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics to determine how these guidelines should be updated.
TheseGuidelines, developed by the Midwest Regional CAC, focuses on the Medical Evaluation Standard required for NCA Accreditation and provides guidance and interpretation of this standard that includes information on photo-documentation and training guidelines.
The Affordable Care Act and Your CAC
The Midwest Regional CAC provides a List of Resourceson its site that focuses on how the Affordable Care Act and the legalization of same sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court can positively impact the work of CACs to better serve victims of abuse.