The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center believes that all children who have been abused or neglected deserve access to a medical exam. Through a partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Child Abuse Pediatrics, we have board-certified child abuse pediatricians, as well as pediatric nurse practitioners, who provide comprehensive forensic medical exams at Dee Norton. The medical exams identify any medical issues that need attention and provide reassurance to the caregiver and the child regarding any concerns they might have about the child’s body.
Medical Exams provided in 2018
Each day our staff and partners leave their families to respond to another’s family crisis. During this pandemic, or any other crisis, that will not change.
We continue to see high priority cases for forensic interviews and have not yet seen a reduction in the volume of those cases.
Our individual, evidence-based mental health services and our family advocacy services will be offered through Telehealth solutions.