The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, a service of Children's at Scottish Rite and Children's at Hughes Spalding hospitals, promotes the safety and well-being of children through advocacy in the community and the identification, behavioral health assessment and counseling, and prevention of child abuse.
About one in 50 infants in the U.S. are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect annually. Experts estimate that one in ten children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
A National Leader
Recognized at a state and national level as a child advocacy center for child abuse and neglect, the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, located on the Children's at Scottish Rite and Children's at Hughes Spalding campuses, provides forensic medical evaluations and conducts interviews of suspected victims of child abuse throughout Georgia. We are:
- Accredited by the National Children's Alliance
- A full member of Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia and the National Network of Children's Advocacy Centers
What is a Child Advocacy Center?
The Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a child advocacy center that provides services in a safe, child-friendly environment by a team of professionals with extensive pediatric experience. Services include:
- Comprehensive medical and forensic evaluations
- Behavioral Health assessment and counseling
- Professional training
- Community education and research
- Collaborative partnerships within the community