Monday Mar 04, 2024

How to Identify Sexual Abuse and What to Do

Below is the CME link along with the info for the podcast from Friday, 2/23.

Due to technical difficulties, we are posting this episode again!


How to Identify Sexual Abuse



Dr. Nancy Kellogg, is the Division Chief for Child Abuse Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center.



In this enlightening episode of "Pediatrics Now," host Holly Wayment welcomes Dr. Nancy Kellogg, a respected authority in detecting and reporting child abuse. Dr. Kellogg shares invaluable insights on recognizing abuse signs, the role of Child Protective Services, and the struggles children face when disclosing abuse.


Dr. Kellogg talks about sentinel injuries and their relation to young infants who are at the highest risk of life-threatening abuse. This discussion dives into the importance of thorough medical examinations, empathy, and the power of collaboration with CPS. We conclude the episode by highlighting that despite declines in child sexual abuse cases, it remains a silent form of abuse that largely relies on children's disclosures for detection.


This thought-provoking episode shifts the conversation towards understanding trauma-informed care, high-risk situations like sleepovers and summer camps, and addressing parents' denial. Dr. Kellogg also provides an inside look into her work at the Center for Miracles, which supports CPS and aids in the fight against child abuse. This episode is a deep dive into the complexities of child sexual abuse and the effective ways to address and prevent it.


In an inspiring segment, we share the story of a brave sexual abuse survivor who fought not only for her justice but also sparked a global change in addressing and recognizing sexual violence. This tale of resilience is a beacon of hope for other victims facing similar situations and an illustration of how adversity can be a catalyst for societal change.


We wrap up this episode with a focus on children's right to autonomy during checkups, the crucial role of a pediatrician in identifying and responding to sexual abuse, and the rising rates of online-enabled abuse threats. We offer advice on preventive measures, emphasizing the importance of a strong parent-child relationship as a protective tool. Tune in to this enriching episode as we navigate the complexities of child sexual abuse, promote understanding, and advocate for preventive measures.


The Center for Miracles: 210-704-3800



Nancy Kellogg, MD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.


The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Steven Seidner, MD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Deepak Kamat, MD course director and content reviewer for the activity, have reviewed all financial disclosure information for all speakers, facilitators, and planning committee members; and determined and resolved all conflicts of interests.



The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00)
Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00)



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