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During your visit to the Mayerson Center, your child may be interviewed by a social worker or a physician about suspected child abuse. This interview may be video recorded. Your child may also be examined by a physician during the visit. Each examiner will have an individualized approach, which may include:
After the examination you will have time to meet with the doctor to discuss the examination findings and to answer any of your questions. We will also provide you with crisis intervention and support along with counseling referrals should that be needed. Help regarding the Crime Victims Assistance program is also offered.
Staff members at the Mayerson Center are mandated reporters of child abuse and will make a report to the police and/or protective services when indicated.
The medical exam should be conducted according to the following criteria:
Parents or others who suspect a child has been abused should immediately contact their child’s physician or the local child protection agency. In Hamilton County, Ohio, the child protection 24-hour hotline is 513-241-KIDS.
An appointment for children who disclose sexual abuse in Greater Cincinnati can be arranged by calling the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s at 513-636-7233. More urgent or emergency calls should be made to your child’s physician or to the child protection agency hotline.
Our experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about prevention and detection of sexual abuse, as well as other topics.
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