The Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics and Protective Services Team (PST), identifies and treats children that are victims of abuse and neglect. The team’s goal is to ensure that all children served by the hospital are in a safe and healthy environment.
We train professionals, parents and the community about the advocacy, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect, including:
Common triggers of maltreatment
Recognizing abuse and neglect
Stressors that may lead to child abuse
How to report abuse and neglect
We offer a wide range of clinical services to patients and families in cases where child maltreatment is either suspected or has been identified. A child abuse pediatrician and social workers are on call 24/7 to ensure that, no matter when a child enters the hospital, our team is be available.
Clinical services include evaluation and management of suspected cases of child maltreatment, including:
Providing immediate psychosocial and medical assessments of children and families
The Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics and Protective Services Team offers several training opportunities to better educate those serving children and families in both the hospital and the community, including:
Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.