Boston, MA
Brockton, MA
Springfield, MA
Worcester, MA


Boston Medical Center Child Protection Program
818 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 534-7902
Director: Irene Tien, MD, FAAP

The Child Protection Program of Boston Medical Center provides diagnostic and treatment services for children and adolescents with difficulties related to child abuse and neglect. Children are referred from area physicians, neighborhood health centers, nursing and social service agencies, state protective social workers and the courts. Consultation is available for medical diagnosis and treatment, psychological assessment and referral, social service evaluation, and the clarification of legal issues. Patients are seen by appointment in Family Development Clinic and by consultation at other hospital sites including other outpatient programs, the pediatric emergency department, and the pediatric inpatient unit.


Child Protection Program
Children's Hospita
300 Lawnwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 355-7979
Director: Alice Newton, MD, FAAP

The program consists of research, training, and service activities. Clinical activities include outpatient clinic (the Family Development Clinic) in which medical examinations are given to victims of child abuse and sexual abuse and court ordered assessments, often in the context of custody conflicts, are conducted; a sexual abuse diagnostic and treatment clinic in the Department of Psychiatry; and a Child Protection Team which offers consultation on a 24 hour a day basis to all clinical units at the Children's Hospital. The program also includes an advocacy program for battered women (called AWAKE, for Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergencies). AWAKE offers emergency consultation, liaison to community battered women's service agencies, access to specialized legal, social service, medical, and housing resources, and training.


Child Protection Program and CARE Clinic
The Floating Hospital at Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street, Box 351
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-7719
Director: Robert M. Reece, MD, FAAP

A multidisciplinary program offering consultation on cases of child maltreatment in all of its presentations. Consultation is available for cases on the inpatient services of the Floating Hospital for Children (NEMC) and in the Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Clinic, an outpatient diagnostic facility. The Floating Hospital offers comprehensive primary care and tertiary care services in pediatrics and the Child Protection Program can enlist the services of the pediatric subspecialty services in emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, the Kiwanis Trauma Institute, general surgery, intensive care, orthopedics, dermatology, psychology and psychiatry, genetics and metabolic diseases, hematology, cardiology, gastroenterology, radiology and gynecology. Referrals are received from other physicians, public and private social service agencies, the Courts and District Attorneys' offices and law enforcement agencies.


Brockton Children and Youth Project
Family Violence Consultation Group
680 Centre Street
Brockton, MA 02402
(508) 583-2900
(508) 941-6402 (Fax)

The Family Violence Consultation Group is a consultation group, not a crisis intervention program for abused children in the greater Brockton area. Referrals are received from physicians or agencies. No self referrals are accepted.


Family Advocacy Center
Baystate Children's Hosopital
50 Maple St.
Springfield, MA 01199
(413) 794-9816
Medical Director: Stephen C. Boos, MD, FAAP

The Family Advocacy Center is part of the department of pediatrics of Baystate Children's Hospital. The Family Advocacy Center is a National Children's Alliance accredited Child Advocacy Center. Services provided at the center include; multi-disciplinary forensic interviews; medical-social evaluations for cases of suspected abuse and neglect; assessment of children in out-of-home foster care; behavioral health treatment for sequellae of exposure to sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence and community violence; multi-disciplinary case review, case tracking, and victim advocacy. The Family Advocacy Center provides the child protection team for inaptients at Baystate Children's Hospital, and supports the education of Tufts University medical students, Baystate Medical Center residents , community mental health providers, and other community members.


Child Protection Program
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655
Phone 774 442 6629
Fax 774 443 7399
Division Chief: Rebecca Moles, MD, FAAP

The UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center Child Protection Program is devoted to addressing issues surrounding child abuse identification, child protection and the prevention of child mistreatment in Central Massachusetts.  The clinic is staffed with professionals who are dedicated to meeting the needs of children and families in a sensitive, nontraumatizing manner.  The Child Protection Program staff is experienced in working cooperatively with medical providers, community agencies, law enforcement personnel, and the judiciary system to assist in providing the best possible outcome for children and families.


Imaging Center for Child Abuse and Neglect
Department of Radiology
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue, North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-2153
Medical Director: Rebecca Moles, MD

The Imaging Center for Child Abuse and Neglect (ICCAN) is dedicated to research, education, and service in the area of physical child abuse. The active research program focuses on the pathologic features present on diagnostic imaging studies in cases of abuse. The ICCAN team provides instruction to physicians and other professionals and serves as a national resource for individuals and institutions dealing with physical abuse.