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Child Advocacy

In 1994, Dayton Children's was designated a regional medical center of excellence in child abuse and neglect by the Ohio Department of Human Services.

The CARE clinic (child abuse review and evaluation) at Dayton Children's provides medical examination and follow-up care for cases of suspected or alleged child maltreatment. Physician consultation for inpatients is also available.

CARE House, Montgomery County's child advocacy center, houses the county's multidisciplinary child abuse team, CARE team. Additional services are available through Dayton Children's departments of psychology and social work.

In February 2008, the Child Advocacy Center of Warren County was created on the campus of Atrium Medical Center. It is housed inside Dayton Children's Speciality Care Center - Warren County.

In December 2008, Michael's House opened in Fairborn (Greene County) to serve children who are suffering from all forms of abuse.

All three advocacy centers are a national model for child advocacy. They are designed, furnished and staffed to promote healing.

Conditions We Treat

  • Suspected or alleged sexual abuse
  • Suspected or alleged physical abuse
  • Suspected or alleged neglect

Services We Offer

  • Medical examination of possible sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect
  • Outpatient examinations
  • Inpatient consultations 

Meet Our Team

Medical Director: Lori Vavul-Roediger, MD

Program Director:  Libby Nicholson, MSSW, LISW


Child Abuse Review and Evaluation (CARE) clinic





Patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans may need authorization from their primary care physician.

Make a referral

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Download our fax referral form or make a referral online.

Upcoming Events

The Annual Logan X. Hess Stop Child Abuse Poker Run will take place August 6.

Play golf at the world-class NCR Country Club golf course to benefit Dayton Children’s Pediatric Cancer Care Center. Enjoy the Hoopla festivities featuring dinner and an outstanding silent auction and a guest presentations from our brave Dayton Children's ambassador fighting cancer.

Car Seat Safety Check

When you register for Team AddieGirl, registration fees will be directed to Dayton Children's.

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The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815