The Child Protection Telemedicine and Distance Learning Network

Prompt response to child abuse or neglect is critical. Telemedicine can help you get the right help for your young patients right away, without leaving your community.

Child advocacy center staff, medical professionals, child protective service workers and law enforcement throughout Georgia can access these services through the Child Protection Telemedicine and Distance Learning Network.

The network provides one-on-one access to a team of experts—effectively and remotely—when sexual or physical abuse or neglect is suspected. Teleconferencing equipment allows a provider at Children’s to converse with the patient, family, investigators and examiner. Medical experts provide real-time assistance with physical exams, while mental health professionals provide psychological assessments and care, all over the network.

To learn more, contact the Telemedicine Program Coordinator at cshc_telemedicine@choa.org.

Distance learning

Multidisciplinary teams have access to continuing education about various aspects of child abuse and neglect investigations from the center through the telemedicine network. Continuing education credit is available.

Distance learning is offered at several locations via the Center's telemedicine network. Sessions are held the second Tuesday of every month from 9 to 10 a.m.

To register for a distance learning session at one of the participating child advocacy centers (CAC), contact the CAC directly. Location and contact information is below.

For more information about the distance learning program, email Elizabeth Williams.

Locations

Georgia sites participating in the Child Protection Telemedicine Network include:

Enotah Child Advocacy Center
Synergy Health, Inc.
120 River St.
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706-896-0505

Power House for Kids Children’s Advocacy Center
768 US Highway 123
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-2290

Sunshine House Children’s Advocacy Center
328 West Main St.
Swainsboro, GA 30401
478-237-7801

A Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center Walton/Newton Counties
216 Brookstone Place
Social Circle, GA 30025
770-464-0082

Coffee Regional Medical Center
1101 Ocilla Road
Douglas, GA 31533
912-384-1900 x4231

Satilla Advocacy Services
410 Darling Ave.
Waycross, GA 31501
912-490-5057