Our medical providers play a vital role in meeting the needs of the children and families served by offering specialized medical exams at no cost. This includes providing information and education to help ensure that the children feel comfortable and educated about their bodies. By giving the child an opportunity to talk about their bodies, it can help make them feel protected and supported.
“We don’t want the child to feel revictimized, therefore we don’t have any surprises. We educate them through the entire visit to ensure they’re comfortable” – Dr. Lisa Pavlovic, Yale Child Abuse Clinic Medical Director.