Child Abuse and Neglect

The Division of Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) cares for nearly 3,000 children each year by identifying, preventing and treating all forms of child abuse. Our approach to care includes developing innovative educational strategies for medical and investigative professionals, and pursing ground-breaking research that enhances the field of child-abuse pediatrics.

We collaborate with social workers and governmental agencies throughout Kansas and Missouri to develop appropriate state responses to child maltreatment. This includes the development of novel prevention and therapy programs. SCAN faculty regularly publish research in leading pediatric journals and present educational and research programs locally, regionally and nationally.

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