The Chadwick Center

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.


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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 31 - February 3, 2017

The San Diego Conference focuses on multidisciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment.

NEW Trauma-Informed Resource

Chadwick Center, as part of its Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Dissemination and Implementation Project (CTISP-DI), released a new set of guidelines: Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-Informed Guidelines for Organizations (12/20/16)

Report Child Abuse and Neglect

If you suspect child abuse or neglect and are in San Diego County, call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-344-6600 to report it. If you are located in another part of the U.S., please call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) to get help and the number for your local child abuse hotline.

Support the Chadwick Center

To financially support the important work of the Chadwick Center, please click here.

Below is a picture from our National Child Abuse Prevention Month Event in April 2015. Each pinwheel represents one abused or neglected child seen at Rady Children’s Hospital in the previous year.