Accreditation Information


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

Needs Statement

Child sexual abuse occurs commonly and can have lifelong effects on victims’ physical and mental health. When the issue of possible sexual abuse is raised in the clinical setting, it is important for pediatricians to know how to respond to and evaluate the child, when to refer the child for evaluation by other professionals, when to report the case to the appropriate investigative agency, and how to counsel parents to decrease the long-term deleterious effects of the abuse.

Studies have shown that pediatricians often have not been properly trained to examine the genitals and anuses when abuse is suspected. Appropriate techniques to evaluate and basic knowledge to identify basic structures is needed.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of a medical approach to the sexually abused child within the context of the Child Advocacy Center Model
2. Review why many sexually abused children have normal examinations
3. Identify the limitations of medical assessments in child sexual abuse cases
4. Discuss the medical examination findings in child sexual abuse
5. Describe the medical examination findings in suspected child physical abuse

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assitants, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners and any healthcare professional interested in this topic.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.