David Chadwick was a pioneer in the child abuse field who helped start an international movement that has spread across the world. He convened the first multi-disciplinary child abuse team meeting in San Diego in 1976, which still meets every Wednesday. That team meeting and the associated child abuse medical clinic evolved into the Center for Child Protection by 1985 and expanded beyond medical evaluation to include child abuse prevention, forensic interviewing, trauma treatment, and professional education long before his “retirement” in 1997. Along the way he launched the National Call to Action to End Child Abuse and help establish the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. David continued to be a prolific professional author, a tireless advocate, and a thought leader for the field and retirement and health challenges never dulled his mind or dampened his passion. He will be missed and the world and the lives of children are better because of his vision and efforts.
Local San Diego Features:
- California Mandated Reporter Training– managed by the Chadwick Center
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)– managed by the Chadwick Center
Federally Funded Features:
The Chadwick Center is a fully accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance
The Chadwick Center is proud to receive funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the NCTSN.
This brief from the Chadwick Center and Chapin Hall presents the promise and pitfalls of predictive analytics and examines principles for responsible use.
The Chadwick Center, in conjunction with UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital offers a 3 year fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics.