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The Chadwick Center, one of the largest hospital based child advocacy and trauma treatment centers in the nation, is staffed with more than 75 professionals in the field of medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child development, nursing and education technology.  The staff is committed to family-centered care and a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and family violence. Click on the Programs link above to get information about the services the Chadwick Center offers for children in San Diego County who have been abused.

In Memory of Dr. David Chadwick
(September 12, 1926 -January 19, 2020)

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.

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.

January 25th – January 30st 2020

Please come join us for the 35th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment presented by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

Making the Most of Predictive Analytics: Responsible and Innovative Uses in Child Welfare Policy and Practice

This brief from the Chadwick Center and Chapin Hall presents the promise and pitfalls of predictive analytics and examines principles for responsible use.


Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship

The Chadwick Center, in conjunction with UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital offers a 3 year fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics.