The Protective Services Team (PST), formerly Child Abuse Pediatrics, 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:
Consulting and educating the various disciplines and professions serving children and families in the hospital and community are essential parts of our team's focus.
We reach out to other child abuse pediatricians, community physicians and pediatricians, social workers, teachers, attorneys, DCFS workers, nurses and anyone else whose discipline involves care for children to ensure that everyone is prepared to recognize and respond to suspected cases of child maltreatment.
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.