Child Abuse


Office Strategies

With limited office time, creative and realistic options for addressing family abuse prevention can include:

Clinical Encounter Strategies

During the office visit, model the behavior you would like the parent to use while interacting with the child.

At each well child visit, provide "anticipatory guidance", to help parents understand

Screen parents for domestic abuse, and observe for depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, drug or alcohol use, and general family stresses; particularly ask how these parents cope with childcare demands

For teens

Educate children


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