Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee (SCAN)

Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee (SCAN)

Ongoing projects included:

1.   CHILD DEATH REVIEW TEAMS: Dr. Celeste Wilson has served as the AAP representative on the State Team. Committee members continue to serve on various county committees.

2.   EVALUATION OF STATE RESOURCES FOR CHILD ABUSE TEAMS: The committee began structuring a national evaluation of state resources devoted to child abuse teams across the country.  The group has partnered with a pediatric resident at Children’s Hospital of Boston and drafted a survey of child abuse teams across the country.  The eventual goal is to gather national data and trends to inform advocacy within the Commonwealth for state support of child abuse work and child abuse pediatrician services.

3.   NETWORKING WITH OTHERS IN OUR FIELD: The committee has continued monthly WebEX on-line case reviews with our members and child abuse specialists in the New England area (RI, ME, CT, NH, VT) for professional development and support.

Chair Stephen Boos, M.D., FAAP – sboos@mcaap.org