Child Protection and Safety Center

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The Child Protection and Safety Center of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive program for the evaluation and treatment of injuries suspected to have been caused by child abuse. The Center coordinates the gathering of information and facilitates communication among agencies involved in the cases. The Center also educates professionals and the community on child abuse, neglect, and safety issues.

The program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals that delivers our unique combination of state-of-the-art clinical care combined with love and compassion. The team is supported by the following health professionals utilizing the latest tools for analysis and treatment:

  • Clinical Coordinator/Clinician
  • Pediatric Specialist/Social Worker
  • Emergency Room Physicians/Trauma Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric Subspecialists
  • Health Evaluation Placement Exams



  • Child Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Variety of community education programs focusing on prevention of child abuse and safety concerns for children
  • Safe Haven Prevention Program


The Child Protection and Safety Center provides consultation and access to services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


For additional information, please contact us:

David Kroning, MD, Medical Director

Joyce Hippman, MA, LPC, CPT, Clinical Coordinator

Lauren M. Caravaglia, MSW, LSW, Clinician

Albert Sanz, MD

Madesa Espana, MD

Appointments/Consult : 973.754.3164; ext. 3165; ext. 3508

Fax: 973.754.2870


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