Welcome to the Section of Child Advocacy and Protection
In addition to excellence in clinical care
The program proudly provides education to learners at all levels to ensure our health care providers of the future have a broad understanding of child maltreatment, conditions that can mimic maltreatment and our child protection system. Our ACGME accredited fellowship in child abuse pediatrics was launched in 2011. This three-year program ensures a well-rounded and comprehensive education that includes an optional Master’s degree in Bioethics, Clinical and Translational Science, or Public Health.
Our team’s research initiatives are supported by statisticians, grant writers and others who are part of the Children’s Research Institute and span a variety of violence and intentional injury topics. In addition to clinical services, education and research, the program provides advocacy at the individual, community and policy levels. CAPS is highly regarded on the local, regional and national levels as a committed health care leader in child maltreatment clinical care, research, advocacy and education.
Lynn K. Sheets, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Child Advocacy and Protection
Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection Services
Angela Rabbit, DO, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Child Advocacy and Protection
Program Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship