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Center for Child Protection and Well-Being

Our clinicians perform detailed medical evaluations for children suspected of being abused or neglected. Our experienced pediatricians and nurse practitioners work closely with pediatric social workers to help children and families in these situations, ensuring the most accurate medical assessment possible.

Concerns regarding child sexual abuse specifically are handled by the Our Kids Center.

If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, call the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services hotline at (877) 237-0004.

Why Choose the Center for Child Protection and Well-Being at Vanderbilt

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    Highly skilled care

    Our pediatricians and nurse practitioners are specially trained to provide medical evaluations to infants, children and adolescents when concerns about possible abuse or neglect arise. 

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    Collaborative care

    Our team works closely with pediatric radiologists, intensive care physicians, orthopaedists and surgeons to arrive at the correct diagnoses and provide guidance to others caring for each child.

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