The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass operates a child-friendly, on-site medical clinic to evaluate those children who have reported inappropriate physical contact. Regardless of how long ago the assault occurred, it is important that child and adolescent victims receive a thorough examination to ensure that they are physically and emotionally healthy.
The medical clinic is staffed by a board-certified child abuse pediatrician, a nurse, and a licensed clinical social worker. This team has received special training regarding the care of children and teens who report experiencing sexual abuse. A comprehensive medical examination is conducted for a number of reasons. It allows the physician to: