A WellStar pediatric nurse practitioner at SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center provides services to children less than 18 years of age who have been or are alleged of being sexually abused, physically abused, and/or neglected.
As defined by the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse medical forensic examinations – Pediatric, The main goals of a pediatric sexual abuse medical forensic examination are to:
- Address the health care needs of children who disclose sexual abuse or for whom sexual abuse is suspected
- Promote their healing; and
- Gather forensic evidence for potential use within the criminal justice and/or child protection system