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 prevention, 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

Our Specialists

Meet the Protective Services team. 

Clinical Work

The PST provides psychosocial and medical assessments of children and makes recommendations to cooperating agencies for treatment plans.

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

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Prevention & Support Services

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 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 or call 312.227.7500