Patient Care

Current DUMC Child Abuse and Neglect Services have both continued and expanded upon many of the goals of the initial Child Protection Team.

Current services include:   

Inpatient Services

Medical consultations for concerns of child abuse and neglect are available to all DUMC inpatient pediatric services, emergency department services and DUHS affiliated clinics serving children. Referrals are recommended when there are concerns of child physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, or dependency. 

Outpatient Services

Outpatient referrals for child abuse/neglect evaluations are scheduled through the Duke Child Abuse and Neglect Medical Evaluation Clinic (CANMEC). Comprehensive outpatient medical evaluations services occur in a child-friendly clinic to address the child’s overall health and safety while determining the level of medical concern for possible abuse/neglect. 

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