Child Protector App: An Investigative and Educational Tool

Wednesday May 30, 2018 - 02:00pm to 03:30pm EDT
Event Description: 

Learn more about Child Protector, a free application designed to improve the investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of child physical abuse cases, as well as child fatalities, in a manner that reduces trauma to the child and family. Utilizing sophisticated and detailed medical illustration, professional narration, and animation, as well as x-rays and real images, Child Protector demonstrates the location, characteristics, and biomechanics of injuries in young children commonly encountered by Children's Division workers, legal professionals, law enforcement, and medical providers. The application provides a realistic view of injury mechanisms that enhance the investigator's ability to gather pertinent scene and witness information, thus improving the accuracy and efficiency of the investigation. Animations, narration, and real images detail how bruises, burns, head injuries, fractures, and abdominal injuries occur through both accidents and abuse.

Upon completion of this webinar, a participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to navigate through various decision trees within the application;
  • Improve communication amongst multidisciplinary team members regarding recommendation for investigation and medical evaluation of suspected child physical abuse; and
  • Utilize the application to enhance educational materials.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Terra Frazier, Child Abuse Pediatrician, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri.

The following audiences would benefit from this training:

  • Community Corrections Officers,
  • Emergency Management,
  • Law Enforcement,
  • Law Enforcement Support,
  • Prosecutors,
  • Social Workers, and
  • Victim Service Providers.
Organizer Information
Event Organization: 
National Criminal Justice Training Center
Groups audience: 
- Private group -