Child Abuse Pediatrics
CHKD's Child Abuse Pediatrics team is committed to providing quality evidence-based medical services to children suspected of having been abused. The team includes two attending child abuse pediatricians, two child abuse pediatric fellows, a forensic nursing coordinator, a medical case manager and our team of pediatric forensic nurse examiners.
Forensic Medical Clinic
A forensic medical examination allows for the evaluation of children suspected to have been sexually abused or to have suffered minor physical abuse.
Consultative Services for Investigators
When a child has been evaluated at an outside hospital or has not been evaluated by a medical provider, consultative services allow for expert physician consultation regarding suspicion of abuse.
Inpatient Consultative Services
Inpatient consultative services provide expert physician consultation for hospitalized CHKD patients with suspected abuse or neglect.
Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examination
CHKD's pediatric forensic nurse examiners provide emergency medical evaluations and evidence collection for children who have been sexually assaulted at the request of law enforcement agencies. When an emergency evaluation is needed, a qualified forensic nurse examiner is available 24 hours a day.