In response to the critical need for assessment and treatment of potentially abused children, Hasbro Children's Hospital has instituted the Child Protection Program. The program provides services for children who may have been victims of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect or factitious disorders.
Established in 1996, the program provides outpatient, inpatient and emergency department consultations for suspected cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or medical child abuse. See our full list of services.
To set up an appointment, or to discuss a case, you may call 401-444-3996, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Acute cases in which abuse may have occurred within the past 72 hours may be referred directly to the Hasbro Children's Hospital emergency department, where a child protection physician may be consulted to examine and assess the patient.
Appointments and/or referrals can be made directly by victims and their families, or by members of the mental health, education, medical, legal, and law enforcement fields, as well as by state child protective agencies. After evaluation at the ChildSafe Clinic, the team will work to refer the child and/or family to counseling as needed.