A new protocol for screening adults presenting with their own medical problems at the Emergency Department to identify children at high risk for maltreatment.

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Identifying child abuse and neglect solely on the grounds of child characteristics leaves many children undetected. We developed a new approach (Hague protocol) based on characteristics of parents who attend the Emergency Department (ED) because they have the following problems: (1) intimate partner violence, (2) substance abuse, or (3) suicide attempt or… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.04.005

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