The role of the pediatrician in recognizing and intervening on behalf of abused women. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

Pediatrics. 1998 Jun;101(6):1091-2. doi: 10.1542/peds.101.6.1091.


Pediatricians are in a position to recognize abused women in pediatric settings. Intervening on behalf of battered women is an active form of child abuse prevention. Knowledge of local resources and state laws for reporting abuse are emphasized.

Publication types

  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Domestic Violence / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics*
  • Physician's Role*
  • Spouse Abuse* / diagnosis
  • Spouse Abuse* / therapy