Pennsylvania

Danville, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Hershey, PA
Honesdale, PA
Johnstown, PA
New Castle, PA
Norristown, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Rydal, PA

 

Children's Advocacy Center of the Central Susquehanna Valley
Janet Weis Children's Hospital
Danville, PA
Medical Director: Pat Bruno, MD, FAAP
Phone: (570) 473-8475
Executive Director: Melissa Hummel
Phone: (570) 473-8475
Forensic Interviewer: Sherry Moroz
Phone: (570) 473-8475

With the help of benevolent community conscious citizens and our legislators, the Center for Child Protection at Sunbury Community Hospital was started 2-3 years ago. The main thrust of the Center is to evaluate children via a videotaped psychosocial interview and via a physical examination as well as a colposcopic exam. We have not ventured into the therapeutic aspect of this problem.

 

The Children's Resource Center of Pinnaclehealth
2645 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA  17110
Director:  Lynn Carson
Phone: (717) 782-6802
E-mail lcarson@pinnaclehealth.org
Medical Director: Paula B. George, MD, FAAP
Phone: (717) 782-6800
E-mail: pgeorge@pinnaclehealth.org

The Children's Resource Center is accredited by the National Children's Alliance.  Between 800 and 900 patients a year receive an evaluation for suspected abuse or neglect including a videotaped forensic interview and medical evaluation.

 

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Children's Hospital
500 University Drive
Mail Code H085
Hershey PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-5158
Child Protection Team: Lori D. Frasier, MD, FAAP; Kent P. Hymel, MD, FAAP; Kate Crowell, FAAP; Heather H. Hoffman, MSW; Patrcia Verdon, MS

The Child Protection Team provides a coordinated interdisciplinary approach to the care of children who may have been abused or neglected. As a regional trauma center, Penn State Hershey Medical Center is a major referral site in Central PA for children who have suffered serious physical abuse. The Child Protection Team works closely with other Pediatric subspecialties which have extensive experience in the treatment of abused children, research, and a dedication to prevention of child maltreatment. In addition to direct care of hospitalized or outpatient children, the Child Protection Team also plays a significant role in local child fatality review teams and county multi-disciplinary case reviews. Members of the faculty provide professional education for medical staff and students, hospital employees, and related agencies and disciplines. We also have a clinic providing a medical home to children in out of home placement and a comprehensive mental health clinic offering evidence based mental health treatment for children who have suffered trauma due to abuse and neglect. Community education is aimed at increasing awareness of child maltreatment, prevention of exposure to violence, and long term consequences of child maltreatment.  For further information contact: Lori D. Frasier MD Division Chief, Child Abuse Pediatrics lfrasier@hmc.psu.edu.

 

Pediatric Practices of Northeastern Pennsylvania
1837 Fair Avenue
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: (717) 253-5838
Fax: (717) 253-6678
Contact Physician: Paul Diamond, MD, FAAP

Group private general pediatric practice. Paul M. Diamond, MD has fellowship training and expertise in child abuse and neglect at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

CVMH Child Protection Team
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814) 533-9000
Fax: (814) 539-6601
Director: Lawrence Rosenberg, MD, FAAP
Phone: (814) 536-8956

Ten year old hospital/county based child protective team. Ten years of yearly 200 student seminars. In addition, Dr. Rosenberg has 150 child abuse referrals from 4-county areas.

 

Children's Advocacy Center
1107 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 658-4688
Fax: (724) 658-8810
Director: Judy Veon

Children's Advocacy Center was begun to alleviate the trauma to abused children of having to go from place to place) i.e. hospital, police station, child welfare etc.) and repeat themselves over and over. The CAC is set in a homely environment and the resources come to the child. Therapy is also available at the home through the local mental health system. Abuse education and coordination of services are part of the program also.

 

Pediatric Medical Associates
2705 DeKalb Pike, Suite 205
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-6400

This private general pediatric practice with offices located in Norristown and Abington, Pennsylvania has provided primary medical evaluation and ongoing care to children under the age of 12 years who are victims of child abuse. A close affiliation over 18 years with Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth Services provides the basis for referrals which can be arranged within 24 hours on an as needed basis. Additionally, the group provides training and education on a regular basis for all members of the Montgomery County SCAN team.

 

Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-5357
Fax: (215) 590-2180
Medical Director: Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE, FAAP

Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides comprehensive medical care to abused and neglected children. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation's first children's hospital, has provided comprehensive interdisciplinary services to maltreated children since 1974. Our multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, social workers, psychologists and other hospital personnel who have a long standing interest and extensive experience in diagnosing and providing intervention for abused children. Both inpatient and ambulatory care is provided to maltreated children. Members of the hospital's child protection team serve as consultants to many Pennsylvania professional organizations who work with abused children.  The faculty members have been involved in research in the field for more than 30 years, and continue their involvement in research, education and advocacy at the regional and national level to advance clinical care, health services and public policy. For further information about the program and/or the fellowship training in child abuse pediatrics, please contact Phil Scribano, DO, MSCE, Medical Director of Safe Place and Fellowship Program Director.

 

St. Christopher Hospital for Children's Child Protection Program
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: (215) 427-6869
Fax: (215) 427-5264
Medical Director: Maria D. McColgan, MD, FAAP

The Child Protection Program (CPP) was established for children and families who have been subjected to abuse. Our objective is to provide the highest quality of care to victims of child abuse, while minimizing the potential for further trauma by providing compassionate care and psychosocial support in a nurturing environment as a first step toward healing for the child and family. The CPP sees over 500 patients per year in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Our MDT consists of a physician, social worker, medical assistance, and nurse practitioner.

 

Pediatric Medical Associates
1077 Rydal Road, Suite 300
Rydal, PA 19046
(215) 572-0425
Contact: Steven A. Shapiro, DO, FACOP, FAAP

This private general pediatric practice with offices located in Norristown and Abington, Pennsylvania has provided primary medical evaluation and ongoing care to children under the age of 12 years who are victims of child abuse. A close affiliation over 18 years with Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth Services provides the basis for referrals which can be arranged within 24 hours on an as needed basis. Additionally, the group provides training and education on a regular basis for all members of the Montgomery County SCAN team.