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For Professionals

The Pediatric Resource Center educates professionals in the state of Illinois about identifying, treating and preventing child abuse.

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Professional consultations regarding questions of child abuse are available. Services can be provided to physicians, attorneys, law enforcement and human services. We can provide case or record review, second-opinion services and expert testimony. Call 309-624-9595 for details.

PRC clinic hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

If you are a medical professional, and you need to contact the PRC physician on call during non-clinic hours, please call 309-624-9595 and ask to have the PRC doctor paged.

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In collaboration with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Protection, we have built a network of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses who are dedicated to the mission of providing medical evaluations for children suspected of being abused or neglected. Services to this network of professionals include consultation, education, discussion and collaboration on the various topics and concerns surrounding child maltreatment. Our goals are to expand and improve medical evaluation and treatment services, and to increase prevention efforts. The group convenes 2 to 3 times per year through in-person and teleconference contacts.

If you are a healthcare professional and have an interest in joining the Illinois Medical Network, please contact the Pediatric Resource Center (877-262-6122) and leave your name, address and telephone number.

Pediatric SANE Training Heading link

The medical providers at PRC are happy to provide opportunities for clinical training and ongoing mentorship to pediatric/adolescent sexual assault nurse examiners in training. To ensure availability, please contact Claudia Plumer, APRN at 309-624-9595 or

Child Protector App Heading link

Child Protector

Did you know there is a downloadable app that can be used as a guide when evaluating children who may have experienced physical abuse?

Child Protector assists Child Protective Services, law enforcement, attorneys and medical personnel when evaluating children who may have been physically abused. The free app was developed by Children’s Mercy Kansas City and the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio) through Children’s Justice Act Funding from Texas and Missouri.

Learn more and download at

App Features

  • Realistic animations of how childhood injuries may happen, both accidental and inflicted.
  • Depictions of different types of injuries including bruises, head injuries, fractures, abdominal injuries and burns.
  • Decision trees for use in determining likelihood of abuse
  • History taking tools for both investigators and medical professionals


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