The St.Vincent Child Protection Center/Team provides expert, multidisciplinary and nurturing care for children who are victims of child maltreatment.
Staffed by a full-time licensed clinical social worker, two pediatricians and a full-time nurse, all with specialized training in child maltreatment, the team provides 24-hour coverage and consultation to ensure that children receive the care they need and that evidence is appropriately identified and preserved to increase the likelihood of successful prosecution of perpetrators.
The team is also active in training other health professionals throughout the St.Vincent system as well as within the community, in building community awareness and in training other professionals in law enforcement, the judicial system and child advocacy agencies.
The Child Protection Team presents the Stewards of Children program to adults, an evidence-based prevention program that teaches adults to prevent and respond appropriately to child abuse.
The Safe Child Program is presented to elementary school children with the intent of reducing the possibility of child victimization. For more information, contact Sheila Day at (317) 338-3153.