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Pediatric Forensic Medicine

Baylor Scott & White McLane Niños

Providing medical, emotional, and legal support for childhood victims of crimes, including sexual assault

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's forensic medicine team works with the legal system to establish medical facts about a crime or event that are needed in a criminal or civil case. The forensic team is specially trained to identify medical evidence to help law enforcement better establish what happened in a crime and help identify evidence. Our experts provide support when these events involve children. Most importantly, these experts provide appropriate medical care for your child, with compassion and emotional support.

Our Child Abuse Support Center helps children who are victims of neglect or abuse as they and their families heal from the devastating experience of a child criminal or sexual assault.

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If your child has been the victim of a crime, call 911 or contact local law enforcement immediately. For more information, the following Baylor Scott & White resources are available to you and your family:

Caring for your child with compassion and emotional support

If your child has been the victim of a crime, our pediatric forensic team will physically examine him or her and gather evidence in a safe medical environment.

These specialists are often called to speak with and examine children who are involved in child abuse cases. Our doctors can evaluate whether children with chronic diseases or severe disabilities are cared for appropriately.

Your child may also encounter our pediatric medical forensic team through community outreach, as we work to educate schools and other civic groups about prevention of child abuse and available resources.

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Pediatric forensic medicine services
Our department works with law enforcement in different areas to help gather information about the medical aspects of crimes committed against patients.
Child abuse
Our team examines children who have been victims or are potential victims of child abuse. The evidence they gather can help law enforcement determine if a crime was committed against a child and how that matter should be handled within the court system. Physicians may also testify as expert witnesses about child abuse injuries during court cases.
Sexual Assault Program
Scott & White’s Sexual Assault Program is well respected throughout the Central Texas community. In a compassionate, caring environment, our team examines children who have been victims of assault. We work closely with law enforcement officers and provide court testimony when needed.
Crime prevention
Our forensics team visits communities and schools throughout Central Texas to educate children and adults about child abuse and assault prevention. Education includes appropriate touching geared toward younger children and assistance on child abuse, neglect,and violence in the home.
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