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Child Advocacy and Protection Patient Care

The Child Advocacy and Protection Services (CAPS) program operates seven Child Advocacy Centers and two medical satellite offices across Wisconsin. It also includes a hospital-based child advocacy program in Milwaukee.

The hospital-based Child Advocacy Consult Service provides services to children seen at Children’s Wisconsin and associated clinics as well as to community physicians, law enforcement, and social services when concerns about child maltreatment arise.

The medical team is composed of 5 board-certified child abuse pediatricians, 12 Advanced Practice Providers with child abuse expertise, 3 social workers, 13 mental health professionals, 10 forensic interviewers, and 9 advocate case managers who are actively engaged in teaching and research in addition to their clinical duties.

The CAPS program ensures high quality patient care by conducting weekly peer-review of selected child maltreatment cases. 

Our outpatient Child Advocacy Centers provide onsite services including forensic interviews, mental health therapy, medical evaluations, and victim services.