Interdisciplinary cross-over –vision: What the CAN-team contributes to the challenge of abuse & neglect in children: An example for best practice?
T. Huber-Gieseke (Fribourg)
Working interdisciplinary when there is suspicion of violence neglect or sexual abuse against children is our main focus in the CAN –team, named for Child Abuse Neglect. We are a platform of different health and social workers, doctors, inspector, a mediator and judge of the court of peace in Freiburg town. Guiding interventions in case of suspected or detected situations of all forms of Violence (physical, psychological, emotional socio-economically...etc.) against children and adolescents is our mission as well as to encourage in a confidential space the actors and victims to talk about and support to act in such complex context.
The close contact to the school, kinder-garden and local community services contribute to a real active position of this platform. Since their founding in 1994 the CAN-team, first known as GRIMABU, is a resource not only for the town of Fribourg, but also for the Canton, introduces strategies to enhance the networking between the partners directly involved with the child and/or their family. Therefore, the CAN-team also developed programs of prevention, support to sensitize the adult in detecting, using the right conversation and welcoming the verbal report of the presumed victim.The present poster illustrates the networking of interdisciplinary working experts in a concrete situation, with a focus on a guideline, recently developed by the school health service of Freiburg town, for use in first detection of child abuse and neglect.