Child Abuse Pediatrics (CAP) at Texas Children's is collaboration between Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

Inspired by a community physician in 1978, the program has evolved tremendously during the past 3 decades due to increased awareness and recognition of child abuse and neglect as a growing social issue.

See child abuse facts and the program's milestones below:

  • In our community and throughout the nation, child abuse and neglect continue to be serious problems. A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States,... Read more


CAP’s multidisciplinary patient care services focus on evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and post-care for infants, children and teens. Texas Children’s CAP, with 11 forensic nurses, is one of the largest programs of its type in the United States. Patient care services for suspected child maltreatment include: An inpatient and outpatient consult service A full-time sexual abuse outpatient clinic at Harris County’s Children's Assessment Center in Houston An outpatient child protective... Read more

In the Community

As a community leader in child abuse and prevention, CAP initiates outreach efforts that include communicating with target audiences to provide helpful information and specific tools to detect and prevent child abuse.

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The Promise Campaign will expand our care to more children, and offer comfort to the people who love them.