Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

  • Working to Prevent and Treat Abuse and Neglect

    The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children provides services to abused and neglected children and their families. Located in the Sabin Education Building at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the center has state-of-the-art facilities for the forensic and medical evaluation of allegations of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and medical neglect. In addition, the center provides training programs for physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and law enforcement personnel. The center’s research program includes projects improving forensic evaluations including enhancing child interviews, refining diagnostic measures for sexually transmitted diseases in children and better identification and improved outcome for inflicted head injuries in children. In addition, the center evaluates a series of training programs ranging from forensic interview training, pediatric sexual assault evaluations and community adoption of evidence-based treatment models. The center has three main components:

    1. Mayerson Advocacy Center (MAC)
    2. Trauma Treatment Training Center (TTTC)
    3. Child Abuse and Neglect Project (CanDo)

    In addition, the center collaborates with the Childhood Trust and the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics to improve prevention and treatment opportunities for at-risk children.

  • Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

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    Mayerson Center Research Faculty

    Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

    Front Row: J Harmony, M Greiner, E Pearl Messer

    Back Row: E Duma, B Keeshin, R Shapiro, K Makoroff

  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details
    Joint Appointment Faculty2
    Support Personnel5
    Direct Annual Grant Support$318,095
    Peer Reviewed Publications7
    Clinical Activities and Training
    Clinical Staff7
    Clinical Fellows2
    Other Students43
    Inpatient Encounters44
    Outpatient Encounters1765