Department of Pediatrics

Public Health Pediatrics Education


Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship


Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship in child abuse pediatrics. Completion of the program prepares the candidate to sit for the Child Abuse Pediatrics board examination. View more information about the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship program.


Continuing Education


The Division of Public Health Pediatrics has the following continuing education opportunities:


For Professionals


In the community, CAP conducts an educational program, SCAN (Suspect Child Abuse and Neglect), for the following professionals:

  • Community physicians and nurses
  • First responders
  • Law enforcement
  • Child protective services professionals
  • Teachers

With an emphasis on detection and prevention, SCAN focuses on the following topics:

  • Identifying signs and symptoms of child maltreatment
  • Biomechanics of various injuries and how they can indicate underlying abuse
  • Importance of family history
  • Conditions that mimic abuse
  • How to document injury findings
  • Local resources for medical consultation or service referrals

For the Community:


CAP conducts a public program for expecting and new parents, Happy Baby, which focuses on aspects of normal infant crying development, techniques for soothing a crying baby and self-care in the prevention of abusive head trauma.

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