Medical Resources

All children who are suspected victims of child sexual abuse are entitled to a medical exam conducted by a specialized medical provider. CACs/MDTs can share with families and partner agencies, the importance of why a medical exam is important:

  • To ensure the health and well being of the child
  • To reassure the child that everything is okay with their body
  • To diagnose and treat medical conditions that may be related to sexual abuse
  • To document any possible physical and forensic findings
  • To allow for collection of evidence that may be present on the child’s body or clothing within 72 (pre-pubescent children/120 hours adolescents

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