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FRESH Collaborative – Family-centered Research in Equity, Safety and Healing

We are a collaborative from the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Abuse Programs, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and local domestic violence organizations dedicated to advocating for the safety of children and their families. Our goals are to improve the recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect in acute care settings and develop family-centered interventions for household violence.

We work closely with services throughout the greater New Haven community, including the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services, Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and community representatives.

A History of Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect at Yale

Since 1967, the Child Abuse Programs at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital have provided care to injured children in the hospital. In collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and the Department of Social Work at Yale-New Haven Hospital, our services have expanded over the years to include the care of sexually abused children, state-wide consultation services, a treatment program, educational programs for new parents, and home visiting.