This publication is provided as a starting point for professional organizations and educational institutions to prepare their helping professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, and beyond, to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of individuals who may have experienced abuse and violence.

This report examines critical issues in maternal and newborn health, underscoring the need to establish a comprehensive continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children. The report looks at variables that impact maternal and newborn health worldwide, including nutrition, poverty, disease, gender discrimination, and harmful cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. The report outlines the latest paradigms in health programming and policies for mothers and newborns, and explores policies, programs and partnerships aimed at improving maternal and neonatal health. Africa and Asia are a key focus for this report, which complements the previous year's issue on child survival.

The State of the World’s Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health

This document summarizes the research on childhood stress and its implications for adult health and well-being. Of particular interest is the stress caused by child abuse, neglect, and repeated exposure to sexual and intimate partner violence. This publication provides violence prevention practitioners with ideas about how to incorporate information on childhood stress into their work.
 
The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan

This protocol provides guidelines to establish comprehensive, standardized, non-judgmental, equitable treatment of pediatric victims of sexual abuse.
 Ohio Pediatric Sexual Abuse Protocol

This research paper provides information on behavioral and physical findings consistent with child sexual abuse.
 
Evaluating the Child for Sexual Abuse

This report provides an overview of results from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Two important findings are that "adverse childhood experiences are vastly more common than recognized or acknowledged and have a powerful relation to adult health a half-century later."
The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Health: Turning Gold Into Lead

This review provides data on the experiences of users of the Children’s Justice Act telemedicine pilot project.
 
Child Sexual Assault Telemedicine Program Assessment

Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on this topic in 1994, additional information and data have emerged about sexual assault and rape in adolescents, the adolescent's perception of sexual assault, and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This new information mandates an updated knowledge base for pediatricians who care for adolescent patients. This statement provides that update, focusing on sexual assault and rape in the adolescent population.
 
Care of the Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims

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