Advanced Medical Aspects of Child Maltreatment-Online Training

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 26, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Instructor Location:
On-Line only
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

Register with Stephanie Washington 815-971-2731 or

AND thru MTU1 website.

Registrants will be sent a QR Code the day of class for attendance and course evaluations  

Course Objectives

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Pediatric Resource Center is offering a free, on line training seminar to share valuable medical information with law enforcement personnel.

Course Content

Medical Aspects of Child Physical Abuse

Medical Aspects of Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken baby, etc.)

Medical Aspects of Child Sexual Abuse

Miscellaneous Issues in Child Abuse/Q&A

Instructor Biography

Instructor Bios

Dr. Davis is a board certified Pediatrician for 31 years and Child Abuse Pediatrician (since 2013) and has been working with abused and neglected children since the early 1990’s.  He joined the faculty of the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Rockford in 2008, when he started the MERIT program (a child advocacy and protection service).  He is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at UIC-Rockford, and serves as the medical director of MERIT.  The MERIT program serves a 13 + county area providing medical exams and chart consults to alleged victims of child abuse and neglect.  Dr. Davis also provides medical directorship for 7 CAC’s in northwestern Illinois, as well as attend case reviews.  The MERIT medical team provides many training seminars to DCFS, law enforcement, CAC’s, and States Attorneys as well. 


Shannon Krueger is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner for 12 years. She has been a registered nurse for 20 years. She started her career as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Memorial (now Lurie’s Children’s hospital) prior to moving to the Rockford area where she spent another 5 years as an ER/Trauma nurse before becoming a nurse practitioner. She was a pediatric primary care provider at Crusader Community Health for 5 years prior to starting work with MERIT in 2013 and has become a board certified forensic nurse (2018) as well as sexual assault nurse examiner for pediatrics (IAFN). Shannon participates in the multidisciplinary teams for the CAC’s covered by MERIT, serves as director of MERIT, and also provides training for DCFS, law enforcement, teachers, first responders, and State’s Attorneys.


Both Dr. Davis and Shannon Krueger also provide expert witness testimony for criminal, DCFS and civil legal proceedings regarding child abuse victims.