CHILD PROTECTION TEAM
The Child Protection Team (CPT) provides comprehensive medical evaluations in our weekly outpatient clinic and through inpatient and emergency department consultations at Children's Hospital Colorado. Children's offers the only hospital based multidisciplinary child abuse program in Colorado. We proudly meet the designation criteria of Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) as a Child Abuse Center of Excellence.
Our department’s physicians are among the first in the country - and among the only ones in Colorado - to be board certified in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Family and child evaluation for suspected maltreatment includes family support and education about the behavioral and emotional impact of child maltreatment. Best practice care and treatment is offered in the most sensitive and family centered manner.
Multidisciplinary Child Protection and Advocacy
In 1977, Children's Hospital Colorado formed its very own active child advocacy team to comply with mandatory reporting laws and provide a coordinated approach to evaluation and treatment for children. This team later combined with the University of Colorado-based Kempe Center team during the affiliation of our pediatric programs.
Over time, our role has greatly expanded. Today, families, human services and law enforcement agencies, healthcare professionals and educators throughout the entire Rocky Mountain region turn to the only hospital-based multidisciplinary child protection team in Colorado for consultation and support.
Child abuse services are a vital part of the hospital's mission to improve the health of children. Our hospital and department goals are to:
Ensure the health and safety of every child and family that visits the hospital or our Network of Care
Help families when child abuse, neglect or domestic violence concerns are identified
Provide the best practice care and treatment in the most sensitive manner
Educate hospital staff, community healthcare providers and child welfare professionals
Advocate locally and nationally with our community partners for the prevention of child abuse and neglect
Problems Diagnosed and Treated
Suspected or confirmed child abuse or neglect, including:
Comprehensive medical evaluations in our weekly child protection team clinics
Family and child evaluation for suspected maltreatment
Family support, including education about the behavioral and emotional impact of child maltreatment
Inpatient, outpatient and emergency department consultations
Expert testimony in juvenile and criminal courts
Behavioral health care for consequences of child abuse or neglect in partnership with The Kempe Center
Non-Accidental Brain Injury Clinic in partnership with Specialty Rehabilitation Clinics
Education and training for hospital and community providers on child abuse and neglect issues
Coordination of care with primary care physicians
Coordination of care with the Emergency Department, Trauma Program and Clinical Social Work Department
For more information, please also visit our Web site at Children's Hospital Colorado.
To schedule an appointment or request a consultation with us, please call 720-777-6919.
Go to the About Us page to learn more about The Kempe Center and read our Mission.