Pediatric Center of Hope (PCOH Riley and Wishard): provides comprehensive medical evaluation for children alleged to have been sexually abused. The clear majority of children are referred by child protective services and law enforcement; health care providers are the second most common source of referral. Services are provided by dedicated physicians, nurses, social workers, and forensic nurse examiners. The Center of Hope is a major source of expertise and consultation for Indianapolis and much of central Indiana with requests from throughout the entire state. For services call 317.944.5000 and ask to speak with the Pediatric Center of Hope nurse on call.
Crisis Counseling Services: are an extension of the Pediatric Center of Hope and bridge the gap in services from the time a child is identified as a possible victim to the four to eight week time frame in which formal ongoing counseling may become available. This program serves children and families in person and over the phone. Follow up is provided to all children seen for suspected sexual abuse in the Pediatric Center of Hope. Consultation is also provided to community resources and children and families not actually seen in our programs at the medical center. This program has served a tremendous need in providing support to families in the early stages of an allegation and investigation when there is so much turmoil and families are not sure what to do. 317.692.2378