The Wits Paediatric Fund is pleased to present the Teddy Bear Clinic Model which was developed with the late Prof Lorna Jacklin.
The Teddy Bear Clinic approach is multi-disciplinary engaging all role players involved with child abuse. The workshop will include presentations from a medical perspective, psycho-social support, assessments, legal responses, and community-based outreach (schools and other platforms). The presenters will include: a senior law enforcement officer, medical officer, senior prosecutor, psychologist, social worker, and counsellors.
This workshop will provide an overview of child abuse addressing signs and symptoms, management, reporting structures, legislation, interventions, diagnosis, and a deeper understanding of the processes to follow in addressing child abuse.