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Child Abuse Pediatrics

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

Clinical Work

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
  • Inpatient and Kenneth Anne Griffin Emergency Care Center evaluations
  • Pooling the knowledge and coordinating efforts of the various disciplines and professionals within the hospital and those of outside agencies
  • Making medical recommendations and coordinating with outside agencies to strive for the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Learn more about our programs: 

Our Team

Norell Rosado, MD

Division Head, Child Abuse Pediatrics

Call 1.800.543.7362

Melissa Manrique, MD

Attending Physician, Hospital-Based Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Mary Clyde Pierce, MD

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine

Call 1.800.543.7362

Jessalyn G. Shaw, MD

Attending Physician. Child Abuse Pediatrics

Call 1.800.543.7362

Kirsten Simonton, MD

Attending Physician, Child Abuse Pediatrics

Call 1.800.543.7362

Annie Torres, MD

Attending Physician, Child Abuse Pediatrics

Call 1.800.543.7362

Training & Education

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: 

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Advocacy & Support Services

We coordinate efforts of experts within the hospital and from external public and voluntary agencies to better serve children and their families.

To report suspected child abuse and neglect in Illinois, call 1.800.252.2873 (1.800.25.ABUSE). 

Contact Us

To speak with us, please e-mail childmaltreatment@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.6220.


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 foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500