Binghamton University Lifelong Enrichment and Advancement for Registered Nurses (BU-LEARN)

Forensic Pediatrics

Module Dates

Monday, August 26, 2013 – Friday, December 13, 2013

Module Details

Violence touches the lives of children with alarming frequency. According to the 2006 Report on Juvenile Offenders and Victims by the US Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, juveniles of all ages are the victims of violent crime. Some of their offenders are family members, as is often the case for very young victims. Research has shown that child victimization and abuse are linked to problem behaviors that become evident later in life. So an understanding of childhood victimization and its trends may lead to a better understanding of juvenile offending. Health care professionals work with both victims and perpetrators, yet they have little education and resources for dealing with the everyday forensic issues of pediatric practice. This module helps fill the forensic void by providing current, concise and practical information that assists pediatric professionals with the prevention, identification and management of pediatric victimization and offending. Topics include: the effects of violence on youth, interviewing and assessing children/adolescents, evidence, expert witness testimony, compassion fatigue & vicarious victimization, children of incarcerated parents, child abuse, shaken baby syndrome, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, sexual assault and exploitation, the juvenile justice system, delinquency, child delinquents, female delinquents, animal cruelty, arson, gangs, bullying, and child death investigation.

This module provides 30 hours of instruction.


Online (Distance Learning).

Module Fee

The cost for this Module is $479.00

10% Discount for BU Alumni!! Fee: $431.00

** 10% Discounts also apply to members of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators **

Required Text

Muscari, M. & Brown, K. (2010). Quick Reference Guide to Child & Adolescent Forensics. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8261-2417-3

How to Register

Please use our online registration form to register for Forensic Pediatrics

BU-LEARN Accreditation

Binghamton University: Decker School of Nursing & Continuing Education & Outreach (OH-340, 3/1/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

No Commercial Support was received for this educational activity.

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