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Are you concerned about possible child maltreatment? Child maltreatment includes all types of abuse and neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (e.g., clergy, coach, teacher). There are four common types of abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect.
The Sexual Assault Clinic and Child Maltreatment Center is part of Providence St. Peter Hospital and Providence Behavioral Health Services in Olympia. We serve residents of Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.
Our physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses provide special medical evaluations for children, adolescents and adults. Social workers provide crisis counseling for the victims and families of sexual assault, physical abuse or chronic neglect.
Sexual assault nurse examiners are on call to the Providence St. Peter Hospital Emergency Center 24 hours a day to provide comfort and care, and to collect forensic evidence for sexual abuse investigations. Our clinic physicians and advanced practice nurses often serve as expert witnesses when these cases go to criminal trials