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Child Abuse Services Team

The Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) medical clinic is the child abuse pediatrics subspecialty clinic that serves pediatric victims of maltreatment including abuse, neglect, and exploitation from Orange County and the surrounding communities. The child abuse medical providers at CAST are board-certified child abuse pediatricians and a pediatric board-certified nurse practitioner. CAST medical clinic is staffed and supervised under contract with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine. The three child abuse pediatricians maintain teaching responsibilities within the UCI School of Medicine, and they coordinate the training and education of medical students, nurse practitioner students, and pediatric and family medicine residents through standardized rotations in the CAST medical clinic. In addition, CAST medical clinic coordinates medical response with many multidisciplinary team members throughout the county including law enforcement, social services agency, county prosecutors, victim advocates, the courts, and community mental health and primary care providers.

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