Workshop: Child Abuse: How to recognize it and what to do with it?

Workshop leaders: Rasha Sawaya MD; Marianne Majdalani MD
Workshop facilitators: Leyla Akoury Dirani,PhD; Aida Habbal, RN

Child abuse whether it be physical, sexual, verbal or child neglect is serious and in some instances requires immediate intervention. Medical providers are often the first line of encounter with these children. Yet it remains a challenge to recognize abused children, and even more daunting knowing what to do when the suspicion of abuse is raised.

This workshop aims to help medical providers recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse; and to know what next steps to take. Specifically, by the end of the workshop, the attendee will be able to:
1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse in a medical setting.
1. Understand the referral system (medical, social and legal) available in Lebanon for children with suspected child abuse.
2. Know his/her legal rights and the child’s legal rights in such situations.

Target Audience: Participation is open to physicians/nurses/social workers

Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 20

Registration Fees: 30,000 LBP (20 USD)
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