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A "How-To" Guide to Develop a Healthcare Protocol for Responding to Child Sexual Violence

This course is an interactive, step-by-step toolkit for use by health care staff who are tasked with creating a protocol to recognize and manage patients who have experienced childhood sexual violence.

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  • Self-Paced

  • Estimated Effort

    1 hour/week

About This Course

Children who have experienced sexual violence do seek medical care and healthcare professionals have a major role to play in prevention and intervention. Having a formal protocol or set of guidelines on child sexual violence is extremely important and requires a commitment by multiple organization members, from top leadership to frontline staff. This training will help you to create a multidisciplinary team needed to design your protocol and walks you through the process of creating guidelines that are tailored to fill your organization’s specific needs.


Participants should have experience in a health care field, or be training to be a health professional. This includes medical and mental health work in hospitals, clinics, offices, health centers and in the home.

Course Instructor

Jordan Greenbaum

Jordan Greenbaum, MD is a child abuse physician in Atlanta, GA in the U.S. She received her degree from Yale School of Medicine and has worked in the field of child maltreatment for over 20 years. She is the medical director of the the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the medical director of the Institute on Healthcare and Human Trafficking at the Stephanie Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She co-chairs the Human Trafficking committee for the Ray Helfer Society, and the Education/Training committee for HEAL Trafficking, an organization of medical professionals working on human trafficking issues. Dr. Greenbaum has served on national committees and workgroups regarding human trafficking and has testified for Congressional committees. She co-authored a clinical report and a policy statement regarding child trafficking for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Greenbaum provides trainings on human trafficking and exploitation and other aspects of child maltreatment for medical and nonmedical professionals. She trains locally, nationally and internationally, working with child-serving professionals to prevent, identify and intervene in cases of suspected abuse and sex trafficking. Her research focuses on developing and validating a screening tool to identify suspected child sex trafficking in the healthcare setting and on global healthcare for survivors of child trafficking.

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Is this course applicable to participants working outside the U.S.?

Yes, the course is designed using a global approach, assuming a variety of health care settings, available resources and myriadd cultures.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for professionals working in a medical or mental health setting, in any country. This may include (but is not limited to) nurses, physicians, psychologists, counselors, social workers, physician assistants, medical assistants, hospital administrators, or legal and risk management teams.