The Child Protection Program at Indiana University School of Medicine includes multi-disciplinary clinical services and professional education to improve the evaluation and care of maltreated children. Our faculty members are all board certified in child abuse pediatrics—a newly recognized subspecialty awarding the first certificates in 2010. Faculty members support and are supported by an expert team of nurses, social workers, health educators and ancillary staff.
Our team offers consultation to health care providers, child protection services, law enforcement and other professionals in cases of suspected child maltreatment. We may consult by phone only, offer a record review of a case, or see the child in consultation depending on the request. Our consultations are objective and evidence based, providing objective assessment to help determine the extent of injury and whether a medical cause or accidental mechanism accounts for the injury pattern.
Working together, our team provides a wide range of services to children, families and professionals, including:
Here are some of the ways we are making a difference in central Indiana and throughout the state.
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship is an accredited three-year subspecialty program providing multidisciplinary training and experience for a pediatrician to become an expert in child abuse pediatrics. We have one of only 13 Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship programs certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Campbell, A.M., & Thompson, S.L. (2015). The emotional maltreatment of children in domestically violent homes: Identifying gaps in education and addressing common misconceptions. Child Abuse & Neglect, 48, 39-49. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.08.009.