About the Child Protection Program
Child Protection Clinic
As a full-service children's hospital with a commitment to community service, American Family Children's Hospital created a multidisciplinary Child Protection Program designed to be a regional resource and referral center for Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa.
The Mission of the Child Protection Program
The mission of the American Family Children's Hospital Child Protection Program is to promote the safety and well-being of children through the provision of:
- Comprehensive clinical services
- Education and outreach to clinicians and community partners
- Collaboration with community partners in the prevention of child abuse and neglect
The Child Protection Program team provides a range of clinical services, including evaluation, treatment and referral, expert consultation for clinicians, coordination with law enforcement, emergency services and primary care providers, and expert testimony. Additional Program components include prevention and advocacy, community collaboration, education and training, and research.
The Child Protection Program reflects an intensified commitment to prevent, diagnose, report and treat instances of suspected child abuse and neglect.
Providing child abuse services are an essential element to the hospital's commitment to improving the health and well-being of children. Our goals are to:
- Ensure the health and safety of every child and family
- Help families if child abuse concerns are identified
- Provide evidenced-base care and treatment
- Educate hospital staff, nurses, and physicians on child abuse issues
- Advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect