Our Services

child protection boy

The Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr. Child Protection Program at Hasbro Children's Hospital offers a full range of services, including:

  • Specialized medical services to diagnose children who may have been sexually abused, including state-of-the-art medical equipment as an adjunct to diagnosis.

  • Comprehensive medical examinations to assess physical injuries that may have been the result of abuse.

  • Medical, family, and social histories obtained by child abuse specialists to aid in the protection of children.

  • Family support, including education about the behavioral/emotional impact of abuse on children and appropriate caretaker responses.

  • Referral information for ongoing therapy with clinicians specializing in the treatment of abused children.

  • Collaboration with state child protection agencies, child advocacy centers, law enforcement agencies, and the office of the Attorney General.

  • 24-hour medical consultation services for abuse cases requiring emergent responses.

  • Expert medical inpatient consultation with issues of suspected abuse, neglect, or factitious disorders by proxy (medical child abuse) are involved.

  • Lectures/presentations to provide community education about child abuse and maltreatment.

National Child Abuse Resources