Child Protection Services

Child Protection Services

Akron Children's Child Protection and Child Abuse Prevention program provides consultation, training and evaluation for clinicians, agencies and families coping with child abuse and domestic violence. We have referral centers in Akron, Canton and the Mahoning Valley.

C.A.R.E. Center (Akron)

Akron Children’s Hospital established the Children At Risk Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) Center in 1987 to better evaluate and initiate treatment for children of suspected physical or sexual abuse and neglect.

A team of doctors, nurses and social workers see scheduled patients referred by private physicians, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies and other community agencies.

Located in Suite 170 of the Locust Professional Building, the center provides a quiet, structured and unhurried atmosphere for examination and interview. The C.A.R.E. Center team also provides consultation when abuse is suspected for a child on an inpatient unit.

Child Protection Services

Child Advocacy Center (Mahoning Valley)

The Child Advocacy Center is a child-friendly facility that brings together professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, medicine, mental health, victim advocacy and the prosecutor’s office to work together in determining if a child has been physically or sexually abused and in providing a coordinated response.

By working together, our multidisciplinary team ensures that each child’s needs are met in a confidential, non-threatening and child-friendly environment. The benefits of this approach are many, such as:

Services are provided to children from birth to 18 years of age who reside in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, as well as Mercer County, Pa. and include:

Located at 6505 Market Street, on the hospital's Beeghly Campus, the center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Child Advocacy Center is funded by Children's Services Boards in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, as well as the National Children’s Alliance and Akron Children’s Hospital.

To report an incident of child abuse or neglect, contact the local Children's Services Board. 


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Akron Children's Hospital
CARE Center
Locust Professional Building
300 Locust St., Suite 170
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8453
Fax: 330-543-3023
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Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Child Advocacy Center
6505 Market St., Building C, Suite 3100
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-746-9150
Fax: 330-746-9151
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330-543-8453 (Akron)
330-746-9150 (Mahoning Valley)

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