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
  • Specialty Fellows



Medical Students, Residents, Fellowship Trainees and Senior Members - $0*
All other accepted National member types - $40*
Council Affiliates - $60

* In addition to national dues​ and must be actively involved in some aspect of the study of abuse and neglect of infants, children or adolescents.

**CoCAN members need not be trained in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics.  

What is a Child Abuse Pediatrician? 
Child abuse pediatricians are doctors with special training, experience, and skills in evaluating children who may be victims of some type of abuse or neglect. ​​

​If you are interested in learning more about subspecialty certification in Child Abuse Pediatrics, visit the American Board of Pediatrics

View a list of Fellowship Programs

*Membership in the Council should not be construed as evidence of certification or expertise in Child Abuse and Neglect.


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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