For Health Care Professionals

We provide consultations regarding the health care status for children in or entering foster care. Consultation and assessment visits are available by appointment and urgently when needed, on a 24/7 basis.

Our mission is to provide optimal child maltreatment diagnosis, management, and prevention services. Our vision is that someday all potential victims of child maltreatment will receive these specialized services in a timely manner, close to home.

Team members

Our team members include:

  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric nurse practitioner
  • Family practice physician
  • Pediatric social workers
  • Child Life specialists

Diagnostic capabilities

Our diagnostic capabilities include:

  • Coordination of pediatric radiology, neuro-imaging, photographic documentation, and other assessments in cases of possible physical abuse or neglect
  • Colposcopic and laboratory evaluation in cases of suspected sexual abuse
  • Psychosocial interviews and assessment for abuse and trauma issues

Professional training

Child Advocacy and Protection Program clinicians train professionals on a variety of topics concerning medical issues in child abuse and neglect.

These include:

  • Child abuse reporting and documentation for medical professionals
  • Child neglect, including failure to thrive and medical neglect
  • Child physical abuse, including inflicted bruises and burns, inflicted head trauma, inflicted fractures and inflicted abdominal trauma
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child abuse outcomes
  • Conditions mistaken for child abuse
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Medical child abuse (pediatric condition falsification)

For more information about scheduling professional training, please contact us.