Here are some web sites we hope you will find helpful:

North Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

North Carolina Pediatric Society

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina

Period of Purple Crying

North Carolina Child Treatment Program

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

The following link provides the most current revisions for the CMEP which are contained in Chapter VIII: Protective Services 1422 section of the State DHHS manual. These are the guidelines for social workers in seeking medical care and referral to the CMEP.

For Guidelines in the Emergency Room, please click and read this link:

Emergency Department Guidelines for the Care of Children Who Have Been Abused


Mason, J. (2013). Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect in North Carolina, 3rd edition.