Child Abuse and Neglect Membership Criteria

​C​ouncil on Child Abuse and Neglect​​

​Council Membership is open to the following Member types: 

​Candidate Members, Corresponding Fellows, Fellows, Fellowship Trainees, Honorary Fellows, International Members, Medical Students, National Affiliates, Residents, Senior Members and Specialty Fellows

Dues/year: Medical Students, Residents, Fellowship Trainees and Senior Members - $0*. All other accepted National member types - $40*, Council Affiliates - $60
* In addition to national dues​

Special Requirements: Must be actively involved in some aspect of the study of abuse and neglect of infants, children or adolescents.

Council Affiliate Membership

Licensed MDs, DOs, NPs or RNs not eligible for AAP membership.  Must devote a minimum of 25% of practice to pediatric patients; must be demonstrably active in the field of child abuse providing evaluation, treatment or preventative services for children at risk, or who have been abused and/or neglected.

Affiliate Applicants must submit:

  • ​​One letter from a current member of the Section on Child Abuse & Neglect that document the applicant’s:

    1. Work with children
    2. Involvement in the field of child abuse & neglect
    3. Good character

A copy of a current license in the relevant profession

  • A curriculum vitae (or resume)

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