Family Violence Recognition Lab
Early recognition and secondary prevention for family violence (including especially child abuse, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse) depends on emergency clinicians. In partnership with the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, our lab studies recognition and care for families dealing with violence. Our focus is making care more effective, fair, safe, and reliable.
Our work focuses on:
- Fast MRI: to improve recognition and understanding of pediatric traumatic brain injury
- Overlapping family violence: to determine the best methods to improve safety for people living with violence and abuse
- Injury detection in child physical abuse: including fractures, abdominal injuries, poisonings, brain injuries and eye injuries.
- Multi-center networks of child abuse pediatricians: including “Using Liver Transaminases to Recognize Abuse [ULTRA]; Examining Siblings To Recognize Abuse [ExSTRA]; and CAPNET
The Lab is the home of CAPNET – an NIH funded national network dedicated to improving the care provided by child abuse pediatricians.