Child Protection Program
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital has a long tradition of providing services for suspected victims of child abuse and neglect.
The UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program assesses victims of alleged physical, emotional, or sexual abuse and neglect as well as those who may have experienced childhood trauma. The mission of our program is to promote the safety, protection, and well-being of children and their supportive family members through the provision of education, support, and preventive services as well as the coordination of medical examinations and medical workups.
Inpatient Consultation Services
If the child protection team reaches a consensus that there may be abuse and/or neglect, a multidisciplinary team of child protection program staff, your child’s physicians, other UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital staff (as needed), staff from the Iowa Department of Human Services, and law enforcement officials will work together to ensure your child’s well-being and safety.