Fall River, MA
Children's Cove: The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center
PO Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Director: Stacy Gallagher
Children's Cove provides a compassionate, efficient, child-friendly facility for child abuse intervention. The staff facilitates under one roof collaboration of social and legal agencies to protect, treat, and counsel child abuse victims and their families, and to investigate and prosecute the abusers.
Boston Medical Center Child Protection Program
818 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
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
300 Lawnwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Director: Celeste Wilson, 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
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.
Child Protection Program
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Directors: Alice W. Newton, MD, FAAP & Susan J. Lipton, LICSW
This program provides consultation to hospital staff around cases of possible child maltreatment, with assistance in management of cases as well as support around possible mandated reporting. The team also consults to many primary care clinics, affiliated community hospitals, substance abuse treatment programs, and adult service providers within the greater hospital. The team also provides education about all aspects of child maltreatment to physicians, social workers, nursing, and other staff who care for patients. Our team psychologist is involved in many research studies, and all team members work extensively with community agencies which assist children and families who have experienced trauma or maltreatment.
Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
989 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Executive Director: Susan Goldfarb
The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County unites public, private, and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims and their families.
Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County
58 Arch St
Fall River, MA 02724
Executive Director: Michelle Loranger
The center provides a sensitive and coordinated response to allegations and disclosures of child abuse. For each child abuse case, a multi-disciplinary team is formed comprised of law enforcement, Department of Children & Families District Attorney's office, Massachusetts Pedi-SANE program and community-based agencies. The center provides, forensic interviews, health services, mental health services, and family advocates.
Norfolk Advocates for Children
12 Payson Road
Foxborough, MA 02035
NAC Director: Farah Hill
Norfolk Advocates for Children is a partnership of public and private agencies that work together collaboratively to help children who experience physical, sexual and domestic abuse. The NAC provides community training and advocacy on issues related to child abuse prevention and treatment. The services provided by the network include:
- A child-friendly facility
- A multidisciplinary team approach
- Child Forensic Interviews
- Victim advocacy
- Mental health referrals
- Investigation and prosecution
- Medical consultation/exams
- Cuturally sensitive services
- Community trainings
Berkshire County Kids' Place & Violence Prevention Center
63 Wendell Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Program Director: Christa Collier
Berkshire County Kids' Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc provides an interdisciplinary, cooperative team approach to address the needs of children subjected to violence as victims or as witnesses and to their non-offending family members. The center provides a safe, caring, home-like atmosphere that coordinates the combined knowledge of law enforcement, social service, medical, prosecutorial, and mental health agencies to ensure an effective response to childhood trauma.
Essex Children's Advocacy Center
Eastern District Attorney's Office
10 Federal St, 5th Floor
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-745-6610 ext. 5096
Program Coordinator: Sharon Chapman
The Essex Children's Advocacy Center is a multidisciplinary partnership of professional that investigate allegations of child abuse and coordinates services for children and families in a child-friendly and culturally sensitive way. The multidisciplinary partnerhsip includes: medical professional, prosecuters, victim advocates, law enforcement, child protective services and mental health providers. Our services include: forensic interviews, medical evaluation, and mental health services.
Family Advocacy Center
Baystate Children's Hosopital
50 Maple St.
Springfield, MA 01199
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: Heather C. Forkey, MD
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
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.
Children's Advocacy Center of Worcester County
180 Main St., 5th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Director: Melissa Angiolillo
The CAC of Worcester County is a comfortable child-friendly and child-focused place designed to reduce trauma to young people who may be victims of physical and/or sexual abuse. The services include: multi-disciplinary team, forensic interviews, advocacy, medical exam referrals, and mental health referrals.