The Chadwick Center is an accredited child advocacy center (CAC). It is one of the largest hospital-based CACs and trauma treatment centers in the nation. Our CAC provides family-focused and trauma-informed services to children and adolescents who may have experienced or witnessed maltreatment, abuse or violence.
Our multidisciplinary team (MDT), also known as the Child Protection Team (CPT), includes caring and trained professionals from law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, family advocacy and other CAC staff and community partners. We provide specialized services to help children and families heal from abuse and trauma by providing a coordinated, compassionate MDT response. This ensures that children don’t have to share their stories multiple times. Click on the Programs link above to get information about the services the Chadwick Center offers for children and their families in San Diego County who have experienced trauma or abuse.
At the Chadwick Center we know this is a time of stress and anxiety for our entire country. We couldn’t have predicted that in a matter of days we would all be home with our families, with no schools, public businesses, or even parks and beaches to keep us occupied and help us cope. In times like these we need to support one another in any way we can. For up-to-date resources for you and your family, please refer to 2-1-1 San Diego. You’ll find resources here for both adults and children. We hope you find them helpful in this unprecedented time.
Lisa Conradi, Psy.D.
Interim Executive Director, Chadwick Center for Children & Families
Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego
The Chadwick Center, in conjunction with UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital offers a 3 year fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics.