Recovered missing children have often been exposed to significant physical and psychological health risks prior to recovery. These risks can cause disease or illness in every organ system in the child's body. Some of these illnesses or diseases also pose a risk to first responders involved in the recovery of the child. This workshop will discuss why It is imperative for the recovered child's personal health, as well as the health of the public, that recovered missing children, receive a comprehensive medical assessment within the first day of recovery.
Recognize the environmental conditions of missing children place them at risk for medical illness and complications.
Understand the personal health implications for recovered missing children of unaddressed healthcare needs.
Understand the public health implications for the community of unaddressed healthcare needs in recovered missing children.
Describe the differences between a forensic physical examination and a comprehensive medical examination.
List some common medical illnesses and diseases diagnosed in recovered missing children.