Child Abuse Assessment
Resources for the most vulnerable
It is a situation no one wants to face, but if you are concerned about child abuse, you should know that compassionate, discrete and knowledgeable services are available through The Child Abuse Assessment Team (CAAT) at Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, WA and our partner Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) Northwest on the Legacy Emanuel campus in Portland.
Our specialists provide evaluations for neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse in a clinic environment. Care teams typically consist of a board-certified pediatric emergency physician, a medical assistant, a medical social worker and a program manager, all of whom are skilled in helping children who may be victims of abuse.
Emergency medical treatment or hospitalization is available at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver and Randall Children's Hospital in Portland, as well as with CARES Northwest.
Compassionate help is a phone call away.
CARES Northwest is one of the oldest and largest child abuse assessment centers in the nation, serving more than 5,000 children annually. Approximately 1,500 children are seen at the program each year. CARES Northwest is the only program serving Multnomah and Washington Counties; as well as children throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
2800 N Vancouver Ave., Suite 201
Portland, OR 97227
Serving Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Wahkiakum, and Klickitat Counties, the CAAT cooperates with local child protection agencies and law enforcement agencies as well as with YWCA advocates. The CAAT physician also serves as the regional medical consultant to child protection agencies in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2121 NE 139th Street, Medical Office Building, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA, 98686
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