Lisa Milam, M.A., DSW, LCSW

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Social Worker, Expansion Director

Dr. Lisa Milam is a forensic social worker with Our Kids. Lisa is Director of Expansion at Our Kids and has successfully launched 4 satellite clinics in child advocacy centers in rural areas of Middle Tennessee. In her 26 years with Our Kids, Lisa has participated in the evaluation of more than 9,700 children. In addition to collecting a medical history from children who present for evaluation, Lisa also provides forensic assessments for more complex cases involving young children. Lisa has presented at numerous professional conferences in Tennessee and across the country and has published research related to:

  • How children recall information
  • How children report experiences of genital touching, and
  • How historical information from children correlates to physical exam findings.

Started with Our Kids

1992

Expertise

  • Dynamics of child sexual abuse
  • Sexting
  • Sexual trauma
  • Criteria for referrals for medical exams
  • Exam preparation
  • Adult survivors
  • Issues related to allegations of child sexual abuse that occur in the context of divorce, custody and/or visitation

Education

  • Masters and doctoral degrees in social work from the University of Tennessee College of Social WorkUniversity of Tennessee’s College of Social Work
  • Bachelors degree in social work from David Lipscomb College
  • Masters degree in counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Licensed clinical social worker

Research/Publications

  • Diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis in female children and adolescents evaluated for possible sexual abuse: A comparison of the InPouchTV® culture method and wet mount microscopy.
    Gallion, HR, Dupree, LJ, Scott, TA, Arnold, DH. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2009; 22:300.
  • A review of how peer review of physical findings taken during comprehensive forensic evaluation has contributed to an increase in the quality and utility of medical images. Evaluation of how a specific database created for peer review can assist with effective and efficient management of medical images taken during forensic exam.
    Cotton, B. & Dupree, L. (2011). The Evolution of Peer Review. Poster presentation at The APSAC 19th Annual Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA. July 13th-16th.
  • How children verbally reported their experiences of a genital exam.
    Dupree, L., Patterson, D.A., Nugent, W. R., White, S. F. (2015). Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, DOI: 10.1080/10911359.2015.1062675
  • Genital Findings in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse: Understanding Penetration.
    Gallion, H, Milam, L, & Littrell, L. (2016) Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
  • Children’s Understanding of Genital Anatomy and Its Relationship with Children’s Use of the Word “Inside” During Questioning about Possible Sexual Abuse.
    Milam, L, & Nugent, W. (2017). Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Children’s Understanding of Genital Anatomy and Its Relationship with Children’s Use of the Word “Inside” During Questioning about Possible Sexual Abuse.
    Milam, L, & Nugent, W. (2017). Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference (Poster Presentation) New Orleans, LA, USA