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Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examiner Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $98,664)

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters federal funding application for FY05 is to support the Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examiner Program. This program is affiliated with the Child Abuse Program at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. The Child Abuse Program provides forensic medical and mental health services to abused children from across Hampton Roads. The Pediatric Forensic Nurses conduct forensic exams and evidence collection in cases of sexual assault on young children. This is one of many medical services provided by the Child Abuse Program. NCA/NCF

The main objective of the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is to provide complete medical evaluations for children taken into foster care. Their primary goal is to provide qualified medical professionals to assist local agencies in identifying children who are victims of abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse Program implemented will address the need for comprehensive medical, mental health, and forensic services for children who are suspected of abuse and neglect, as well as their families.

Date Created: August 31, 2005