C.A.R.E.S. Clinic | Child Advocacy Research Education Services

The C.A.R.E.S. (Child Abuse Resources Education Services) Clinic

The C.A.R.E.S Clinic at El Paso Children’s Hospital gives children a voice and empowers families to stop abuse and have a resource to turn to.

When child abuse is uncovered, it can be a highly stressful time. You may wonder where to turn and how best to intercede on your child’s behalf. Our C.A.R.E.S Clinic (Child Abuse Research and Advocacy) is here to help you organize the right care and stand by your side as you face the journey ahead.

Our mission at the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic is to provide a timely and accurate medical assessment for children who are suspected victims of abuse or neglect. In doing so, we ensure better decisions are made for the protection of that child. Our goal is to reduce the harm and discomfort to children and their families. The C.A.R.E.S. Clinic is designed to improve child abuse investigations and protective services by providing comprehensive services and simultaneously reducing stress on children and their families. We work in collaboration with CPS and Law Enforcement to ensure the safety of the child.

In an effort to better serve the children of El Paso, Texas and the surrounding areas, the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic has a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner on staff to provide a comprehensive medical evaluation for child abuse and neglect patients. The C.A.R.E.S. Clinic team also includes a BSN RN CP-SANE, Social Worker, and Child Life Specialist. In cases where abuse and neglect are not found, the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic will provide referrals and resources for families at risk or in need.

The C.A.R.E.S. Clinic
offers the following services:

Outpatient Services:

  • Non-acute sexual assault exams*
  • Follow-up acute sexual assault exams**
  • Forensic photographs
  • Suspected child abuse or neglect medical assessment
  • Follow-up non-accidental trauma
  • Child Abuse Prevention training
  • Period of Purple Crying
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crime Victims Compensation

Inpatient Services:

  • Non-accidental trauma
  • Child Abuse Medical Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Forensic photographs
  • Period of Purple Crying
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Psycho/Social assessment
  • Child Abuse Prevention training
  • Pediatric SANE services

*Non-acute: sexual assault that has occurred > 96 hours

**Acute: sexual assault that has occurred < 96 hours

It is important to remember that suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported to
Child Protective Services and if warranted, Law Enforcement.
Please consult the C.A.R.E.S. Clinic for services:

C.A.R.E.S. Clinic
4845 Alameda Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905
(915) 242-8560
Mon. – Fri. 8 AM – 5 PM

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