“Child abuse assessment” means services provided by a children’s advocacy center for the purpose of determining whether or not a child has been abused and identifying the appropriate treatment or referral for follow-up for the child. “Child abuse assessment” may include one or more of the following:
A medical assessment;
A forensic interview;
Care coordination; or
“Children’s advocacy center” means a facility that meets the facility standards described in ORS 418.788 (Grant application), to which a child from the community may be referred to receive a thorough child abuse assessment for the purpose of determining whether the child has been abused or neglected, and that facilitates a coordinated, comprehensive and multidisciplinary response to cases of child abuse.
“Forensic interview” means an interview that is conducted by an individual who has completed training described in ORS 418.788 (Grant application) for the purpose of preserving a child’s statements and that is conducted in a manner that is legally sound, age appropriate, of a neutral, fact-finding nature and coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing.
“Medical assessment” means the taking of a child’s thorough medical history and a complete physical examination of the child, for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis, by or under the direction of an individual trained in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of child abuse who is a licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
“Regional children’s advocacy center” means a facility operated by a children’s advocacy center that meets the facility standards described in ORS 418.788 (Grant application) and is selected by the Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Program to provide training and complex case assistance.
“Training and complex case assistance” includes one or more of the following: