The patient population at our clinical sites - including Texas Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Assessment Center, and the Institute of Forensic Sciences - is large and varied, and trainees have robust exposure to all areas of clinical assessment of child maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and medical child abuse. Fellows obtain a deep reservoir of clinical experience by the time of their graduation.
Approximately 2,500 suspected victims of abuse and neglect are evaluated annually at Texas Children's and The Children's Assessment Center in Houston.
Texas Children's is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the nation with more than 4.3 million patient encounters annually. It is consistently ranked among the top five children's hospitals in U.S. News & World Report.
The Children's Assessment Center provides a professional, compassionate and coordinated approach to the treatment of sexually abused children and their families in the greater Houston community. Additional community and Houston medical center partners include the Institute of Forensic Sciences and the Houston District Attorney's Office, where fellows rotate to develop further understanding of the forensic aspects of this subspecialty.
Community Programs, Prevention and Research
The Child Protection Team is the clinical arm of the Division of Public Health Pediatrics. The Division also includes a robust portfolio on community programs and research projects that designed to prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences and to promote safe, stable, and nurturing parent-child relationships. To learn more about our community programs, prevention, and research, click here.
The Division of Public Health Pediatrics has 6 CAP attendings and 2 Foster Care attendings who serve as teachers and mentors, helping our fellows reach their full potential.