Medical Exams on Children who are Suspected Victims of Abuse or Neglect
When a child is treated at the Children’s Advocacy Center, Saint Francis Health System, Hillcrest Medical Center or St. John Medical Center, and child abuse or neglect is suspected, one of the Team for Children at Risk's two board-certified child abuse pediatricians are called to perform a medical exam. This prevents the medical exams from occurring multiple times on the same child and from being conducted by physicians who have not received subspecialty training in child abuse pediatrics. If needed, the team works with the judicial system to provide medical expertise prior to and during a court trial.
Fostering Hope of Tulsa
Fostering Hope of Tulsa is a medical clinic dedicated to serving northeastern Oklahoma children living in foster care. Fostering Hope of Tulsa helps to ensure continuity in health assessments, diagnosis and treatment. Current services include physician-led placement screenings, health assessments, needs, and communication with caseworkers.
Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship
The OU-TU School of Community Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to offer a Child Abuse Pediatric fellowship. The fellowship program can take up to two physicians who wish to receive training in this subspecialty. The Child Abuse Medical Exam and Fostering Hope of Tulsa programs are vital learning components of the fellowship. The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship will allow the Tulsa campus to train future physicians to become leaders in this field at local, state and national levels.
Medical-Legal Partnership for Children
In partnership with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, this program provides low-income families and guardians of pediatric patients with civil legal services in the areas of income supports; healthcare access; education access and accommodations; landlord/tenant or housing issues; and promotion of family safety and stability.