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-Learn About Coagulation Disorders
-What are Bleeding Disorders?
 History of Bleeding Disorders
 Types of Bleeding Disorders
 Types of Bleeds
 Bleeding Disorders and Women
-Caring for the Newly Diagnosed Child
 Baby and Toddler Tips
-Child Raising
-Child Abuse
 Parents FAQ
 Psychosocial Issues
 Complications, including Inhibitors
 Future Therapies
 What are Clotting Disorders?
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Child Abuse Issues
  The following is a good resource for emergency medical providers, healthcare workers, day care and school personnel, child protection advocates, and the community about inherited bleeding disorders and child abuse investigations.

Many children are diagnosed with a bleeding disorder after an investigation of suspected child abuse. Inherited bleeding disorders should be considered a possibility with these cases.

When a child exhibits frequent bruising, swelling or pain in a joint, or bleeding from the mouth, an expert in bleeding disorders should be consulted to assist mandated professionals assessing suspected child abuse.

Affected families must inform daycare and school personnel of the child's diagnosis.

Daycare, school, emergency medical personnel and child protection staff should take complete medical (including bleeding) and incident histories from a family when a child exhibit symptoms.

Consultation with a hematologist familiar with hemophilia and other clotting disorders is strongly recommended for help with management of bleeding symptoms, as well as long-term care.

By educating people about bleeding disorders, trauma of investigations can be reduced.

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