From December 7th – 9th, 2016, PreVAiL lead for the VEGA child maltreatment review group, Harriet MacMillan, along with Program Manager, Chris McKee, and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Jill McTavish, attended WHO’s meeting of the Guideline Development Group (GDG) for Responding to Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents, held in Geneva. All three VEGA members were involved in important aspects of WHO’s guideline development process:
GDG members offered expertise on a range of issues related to appropriate responses to child sexual abuse. Jill’s presentation about psychosocial interventions for child sexual abuse was well received, and these findings will be considered by the VEGA Child Maltreatment Evidence Review Group in May 2017. VEGA and WHO look forward to their ongoing coordination of efforts to complete the remaining reviews on identifying and responding to child maltreatment.
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More information about WHO guidelines for the health sector response to child maltreatment can be found here:
For more information about the systematic reviews being conducted by VEGA, please refer to the PROSPERO register for systematic reviews: