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Child Abuse Support Center

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's

Supporting families to help stop child neglect and abuse

The Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Abuse Support Center in Temple serves as an advocate for children. We support families and help stop child neglect and abuse in Central Texas through prevention and education.

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Advocating for children through prevention and education

The center’s staff work to develop Shaken Baby Prevention Programs in all of the surrounding hospitals that handle deliveries. Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and forensic nurses are also working to create educational opportunities for child advocates in the community, law enforcement agencies, Child Protective Services, medical and nursing students, Communities in Schools, and Unit Victim Advocates.

The center is also working to create an annual conference on child abuse topics and to develop a program on “appropriate touching,” in which the staff will work with various community groups to educate younger children on this subject.


A multidisciplinary staff and services aimed to aide in abuse and trauma

Our multidisciplinary staff include pediatric focus on forensics by pediatricians, pediatric and adolescent Ob/Gyn specialists, an adolescent pediatrician, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), forensic nurses, Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's emergency  department, social services, hospital school services, surgery and trauma, hospitalists and pediatric radiology.

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's is a verified Level II Trauma Center. Not only is our emergency department designed to specifically care for children, but we’ve been verified to care for the most serious pediatric trauma cases.

Our team also includes counseling services, made up of social workers, mental health professionals, pastoral care, a Partnership with Child Advocacy Center, and the Child Life Program. Our community partners include Families in Crisis, Aware Central Texas (ACT), the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, SafeKids Mid Texas, and Communities in Schools.

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