Advance Medical Indicators

Jenni Smith

Intended Audience: OCFS Staff, foster and adoptive parents priority

Credit: 6 HRS

These programs are open first to the Office of Child and Family Services Casework staff of the DHHS Office. Foster and Adoptive Parents may also attend and are considered to have priority standing. When space is available, those who work in agencies providing services to children and their families may sign up.


Dr. Ricci, Medical Director of the Spurwink Child Abuse Clinic in Portland, will lead this full-day workshop, which will describe and examine the medical indicators of child physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Dr. Ricci will also provide information to help caseworkers understand when to seek further medical evaluations and tests, and how to give meaning to information obtained, in light of what we know about the dynamics of child abuse and neglect.