Child Protection Program
Child Protection Clinical Services
The Child Protection Clinical Services Program (CPCS) is an outpatient child maltreatment clinic staffed by psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and physicians with extensive expertise in the evaluation andresponse to child maltreatment.
Through our Foster Care Clinic and our Crisis Response Clinic we offer medical, developmental and psychosocial screening, limited medical treatment and referrals services. In addition, we also offer parents and other treatment providers expert consultation on a range of child maltreatment issue.
Children may be referred to the CPCS by Children's Hospital clinical staff, the Department of Children and Families, by their pediatricians, or by parents/guardians.
CPCS staff may offer expert consultation on symptoms of trauma, normative child development, navigation of the child protective service delivery system, and community resources to care providers and parents.
The CPCS team also provides training to the hospital and local community agencies, mental health providers and educators.