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Dr. Sharon Cooper

CEO of Developmental & Forensic Pediatrics, P.A.
Forensic
Pediatrics
Child Development
Disabilities

Sharon Cooper is CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA a consulting firm which provides medical care, training and expert witness experience in child maltreatment cases as well as medical for children with disabilities. She works regularly with numerous national and international investigative agencies on Internet Crimes against Children cases.

Sharon Cooper is CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA a consulting firm which provides medical care, training and expert witness experience in child maltreatment cases as well as medical for children with disabilities. She works regularly with numerous national and international investigative agencies on Internet Crimes against Children cases. Dr. Cooper spent 21 years in the Armed Forces retiring as a colonel, and has for the past several years, worked in both the civilian and military arenas in child abuse and developmental pediatrics. She holds a faculty position at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She is an instructor at the Army Medical Education Department Center and School at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas where she provides multidisciplinary training in all forms of child maltreatment to health care providers, law enforcement, attorneys, judges, therapists, chaplains, and social workers. For the past several years, Dr. Cooper has served as an instructor at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children where she teaches about the victim aspects of Internet crimes against children and the sexual exploitation through prostitution of children and youths. Recently, she has joined the training team for the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children to provide similar information in international venues. Dr. Cooper has lectured both nationally and internationally in well over 300 conferences for the US Department of Justice, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Royal Canadian mounted Police, and Interpol. She has published chapters in texts, and is the lead author of the first comprehensive text on the medical, legal, and social science aspects of child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. Dr. Cooper has provided congressional testimony regarding complaint victimization of youths who are exploited through Internet technology. She is also a member of an international Expert Working Group on Children and Young Persons with Abusive and Violent Experiences Connected to Cyberspace hosted by the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Swedish Children’s Welfare Foundation. She is a board member of several organizations and is a member of several professional groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Sharon Cooper is CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA a consulting firm which provides medical care, training and expert witness experience in child maltreatment cases as well as medical for children with disabilities. She works regularly with numerous national and international investigative agencies on Internet Crimes against Children cases.

Sharon Cooper is CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA a consulting firm which provides medical care, training and expert witness experience in child maltreatment cases as well as medical for children with disabilities. She works regularly with numerous national and international investigative agencies on Internet Crimes against Children cases. Dr. Cooper spent 21 years in the Armed Forces retiring as a colonel, and has for the past several years, worked in both the civilian and military arenas in child abuse and developmental pediatrics. She holds a faculty position at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She is an instructor at the Army Medical Education Department Center and School at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas where she provides multidisciplinary training in all forms of child maltreatment to health care providers, law enforcement, attorneys, judges, therapists, chaplains, and social workers. For the past several years, Dr. Cooper has served as an instructor at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children where she teaches about the victim aspects of Internet crimes against children and the sexual exploitation through prostitution of children and youths. Recently, she has joined the training team for the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children to provide similar information in international venues. Dr. Cooper has lectured both nationally and internationally in well over 300 conferences for the US Department of Justice, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Royal Canadian mounted Police, and Interpol. She has published chapters in texts, and is the lead author of the first comprehensive text on the medical, legal, and social science aspects of child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. Dr. Cooper has provided congressional testimony regarding complaint victimization of youths who are exploited through Internet technology. She is also a member of an international Expert Working Group on Children and Young Persons with Abusive and Violent Experiences Connected to Cyberspace hosted by the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Swedish Children’s Welfare Foundation. She is a board member of several organizations and is a member of several professional groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

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