Multidisciplinary Teams

  • Maria D. McColganEmail author
  • Dominick A. Siconolfi
  • Allan DeJong


The goal of the investigation of suspected child maltreatment is to help create a safe environment that fosters the child’s health and development while simultaneously holding accountable the person or persons who put the child in harm’s way. A thorough, effective investigation of child abuse and neglect can have a tremendous effect on the outcome of a case and the well-being of the child. However, the high volume of child abuse and neglect cases often strains the capacity of the agencies involved. Child abuse cases are multifaceted, as cases of child abuse involve social, medical, legal, psychological, and other issues. These complexities are beyond the scope of what any one professional can tackle.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria D. McColgan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dominick A. Siconolfi
    • 2
  • Allan DeJong
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsThe CARES Institute, Rowan School of Osteopathic MedicineStratfordUSA
  2. 2.Graduate Medical Education, Emergency Medicine ResidencyRowan University School of Osteopathic MedicineStratfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsNemours – Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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