The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana is a 3-year ACGME accredited program. Our fellowship program offers extensive clinical subspecialty training in child abuse pediatrics at Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Our 4 full-time and 1 part-time faculty physicians are all board-certified child abuse pediatricians. Our section also includes pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs), social workers, registered nurses, and data entry/research staff. Fellows have opportunities to work closely with a wide variety of other medical and surgical subspecialists and community partners.
The IU Child Protection Program (CPP) was founded in 1985 and provides consultation services to children, families and professionals involved with child maltreatment. The CPP mission is to improve care, evaluation and coordination of services to children who are suspected victims of child abuse or neglect. Collaboration with professionals from other disciplines that work in this field and work with multidisciplinary teams is an important component of the CPP work. We offer:
- Comprehensive medical evaluations for children about whom abuse or neglect is suspected;
- Comprehensive medical evaluations for children recently entering the foster care system;
- Professional consultation for health care providers, child protective services (CPS), law enforcement officers or other professionals;
- Expert testimony in legal settings;
- Professional education;
- Parent education;
- Prevention efforts; and
- Leadership in identifying and solving community issues dealing with child abuse.