One criteria of the Barnahus is that a medical evaluation is carried out to ensure a victim’s right to health and to secure forensic evidence for investigative purposes. As part of its medical services, a Barnahus or similar setup should also provide treatment and referrals to specialists as integral parts of its service.

This 3-part webinar mini-series will explore the many considerations for meeting the medical evaluation criteria for Barnahus:

 Part 1: Framework for medical standards, featuring Stefan Rune, Consultant Paediatrician at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
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– Part 2: Physical abuse diagnostic workup and decision-making, featuring Resmiye Oral, Professor of Paediatrics, Director of the Child Protection Program at the University of Iowa, USA
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– Part 3: Sexual abuse diagnostic workup and decision-making, featuring Andrea Goddard, Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Lead, The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London UK
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This mini-series is targeted to all professionals who are working to meet the Barnahus Quality Standards, or to otherwise ensure reliable evidence and good outcomes for children who are victims and witnesses of violence. Join to learn about:

  • Why medical evaluation is important for the wellbeing of children and the investigation,
  • best practices for a multi-disciplinary cooperation which includes medical evaluation,
  • the types of medical providers who should be available to the Barnahus and the additional training they may need,
  • what a child-friendly exam room may look like,
  • the process when a medical problem is detected that would otherwise would have gone unnoticed,
  • ensuring treatment and follow-up.

The PROMISE Webinar Series is co-organised with Terre des Hommes, a partner of this project, as part of the ChildHub’s child protection webinar series.