Child Safety Expert Witnesses

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Child safety expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including child welfare, education, healthcare, social work, and law enforcement. Some of the most common child safety expert witness specialties include child abuse prevention, school safety protocols, pediatric health and safety, child product safety, and foster care systems. They can opine on the effects of neglectful supervision, physical and emotional abuse, unsafe environments, faulty children's products, and inadequate educational policies.

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Expert Witness | New MexicoView profile


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Expert Witness | New Mexico

This double board certified psychiatrist has been practicing for more than a decade. He completed residency training in general psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, and fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the same institution. He is currently a child psychiatrist at a major university medical center, where he also serves as an associate professor in the department of...

Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witness | OklahomaView profile


Child Sexual Abuse Expert Witness | Oklahoma

This expert has 10 years of experience as a litigator and more than 30 years of experience as a staff person and volunteer in agencies advocating for victims of abuse and neglect. In addition to her Juris Doctorate and Masters Degree in Human Relations, she also has a diploma from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics in Interdisciplinary Training in Child Abuse...

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Expert Witness | Illinois

This expert specializes in child & adolescent psychoanalysis and psychiatry. He earned his MD from Washington University School of Medicine and completed fellowship training in child psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He has authored more than 120 publications in the child psychiatry and psychiatry, and has participated in more than 75 invited lectures. He is currently a clinical professor...

Child Safety Procedures & Behavioral Supervision Expert Witness | VirginiaView profile


Child Safety Procedures & Behavioral Supervision Expert Witness | Virginia

This child safety and camp expert completed his Professional Development Program through the American Camp Association. He also completed National Training School and National Camping School as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. As the former Associate Director of Camping Service for BSA, this expert was responsible for managing health, safety, and risk management issues for the...

Foster Care  Adoption Expert Witness | GeorgiaView profile


Foster Care Adoption Expert Witness | Georgia

This expert has a BA in History, a Masters in Media Technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. He wrote his dissertation on the needs of foster children in rural schools and is the author of several books on foster care books. He is the director of the Foster Care Institute, and acts as a consultant to foster care agencies...

Foster Care and Child Abuse Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Foster Care and Child Abuse Expert Witness | New York

This expert has been involved in executive, management, policy-making, and consulting in the field of social welfare since 1980. He earned his master's in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University and also has a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The expert is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and an Editorial Board member on several social work...

Social Work Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Social Work Expert Witness | New York

This well-credentialed, experienced expert earned her B.A. from Ohio University, her Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University, and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York. The expert has worked extensively in the public sector, with government roles including the Director of the Office of Adolescent Services for the New...

Child Abuse Pediatrics and Forensic Medicine Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Child Abuse Pediatrics and Forensic Medicine Expert Witness | New York

This expert is board certified in pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics, and certified as a life care planner. She is a full Professor of Pediatrics at a Medical School in New York. She has significant experience as a clinical and medical expert consultant and witness for causation in the field of sexual abuse, physical abuse, child neglect, child fatalities, and child product liability and...

Child Care Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Child Care Expert Witness | California

This highly-qualified expert is a licensed family child care provider with 30 years of experience. She has completed various courses and workshops through Community Care Licensing, the Orange County Department of Health, the Crystal Stairs Food Program, and the La Habra Food Program. Through her training and professional experience, she has gained an extensive background in Title 22 Regulations...

Child Care Policies & Procedures Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile


Child Care Policies & Procedures Expert Witness | Illinois

This highly qualified child care expert has over 30 years of experience in her field. She earned an AA in early childhood education and an AS in pre-education from Waubonsee Community College. She went on to complete a BA in applied behavioral sciences at the National College of Education and a master's of education at Stafford University. She is certified in first aid/CPR/AED and is certified as...

Child Safety Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a child safety expert witness in legal proceedings?

A child safety expert witness provides specialized knowledge on child safety standards, regulations, and best practices. They can offer critical insights in cases involving child injuries or neglect.

What types of cases might require a child safety expert witness?

Cases involving child product liability, school accidents, playground injuries, daycare negligence, or any situation where a child's safety was compromised may benefit from such an expert.

How can a child safety expert witness assist in a case involving faulty children's products?

The expert can evaluate the product against industry standards and regulations, identify design flaws or manufacturing defects, and assess if proper warnings were provided.

Are there subspecialties within the field of child safety expertise?

Yes, some experts specialize in areas like car seat safety, toy safety, school safety protocols, or childproofing homes and facilities.

How does a child safety expert witness determine if appropriate precautions were taken in a school setting?

The expert will review the school's policies and procedures, inspect the physical environment, and compare these factors to established safety standards.

How does Expert Institute select its Child Safety expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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