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Interdisciplinary Collaboration Needed in Obtaining High-Quality Medical Information in Child Abuse Investigations

Description
Study addressing the lack of collaboration and reporting between healthcare providers and investigative professionals in cases of suspected child abuse in Wisconsin. Discusses the intervention of the Wisconsin Child Abuse Network and the barriers to providing and accessing medical information in abuse investigations, including rural-specific issues. Analyzes data from focus group interviews with providers, child protective services, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement with experience in child abuse cases.
Author(s)
Elizabeth Cleek, Norah Johnson, Lynn Sheets
Citation
Child Abuse and Neglect, 92, 167-178
Date
06/2019
Type
Document
Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Networking and collaboration · Wisconsin