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Dr. John Stirling, MD
Prevention of Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse.
Each year approximately 3 million children are reported abused or neglected in the U.S.; 3 children die each day from abuse and neglect. Below is information to assist healthcare providers, family and the community to recognize child abuse and neglect and prevent it from happening.
John Stirling, MD, Director, Center for Child Protection Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, comes on the show to discuss prevention of physical and sexual abuse, and what parents need to know.
John Stirling, MD is the director of the Center for Child Protection at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, and a Clinical Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University, where he chairs the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee. He practiced general peds for more than twenty-five years in southwest Washington state, while providing medical evaluations to victims of suspected child abuse and to foster children in the region. Working closely with protective services and law enforcement, Dr. Stirling has helped start a Children’s Advocacy Center, Child Protection and Infant/Child Death Review Teams in his community, and has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, receiving the AAP’s Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children. Dr. Stirling consulted on the AAP’s Practicing Safety and Preventing Sexual Violence grants. He has provided child abuse training around the country to CPS, law enforcement, and medical audiences. Dr. Stirling, the father of three sons, has also recorded the only known humorous musical CDs about child abuse investigation.
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