Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

  • A Beacon of Hope for Children Today

    The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s is a premier program that has helped set the national standard for enhancing and strengthening evaluations of child abuse.

    Each year, the Child Abuse Team at the Mayerson Center treats more than 2,000 children for whom abuse is suspected – an average of six to seven alleged or suspected abuse cases a day.  We collaborate with many community partners in the investigation and treatment of victims at our 7,200-square-foot facility on the hospital’s Burnet Campus.    

    Our center is one of a distinct group of 600 child abuse centers in the United States known as Child Advocacy Centers (CAC).  What makes a CAC unique is its focus on minimizing stress for the child as he or she is cared for. Recording forensic interviews is one of the key components of a CAC.  All CACs must be accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and meet specific requirements. Our center is one of only a few in the nation housed within a children’s hospital.   

    The Mayerson Center is a highly community-oriented center, treating children from 22 Ohio counties, as well as children from Kentucky and Indiana.

 
 
  • Research Highlights

    Learn how our extensive studies in child abuse, neglect and parenting help us provide the best care.

    Research
 
  • Education Programs

    We train many child abuse prevention experts in our academic fellowship program.

    Fellowship