About the PRC
The Pediatric Resource Center (PRC) is a community service program of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The program was created in 1993 to provide specialized, child-centered medical care and social services to children impacted by child abuse and neglect. The PRC provides medical evaluation and social services to children ages newborn to 18, from 50 Central Illinois counties. Other direct services include medical consultation, second opinion case reviews, crisis counseling, and information and referral services.
The PRC also strives to enhance the community’s response to the multi-faceted problem of child abuse and neglect through training and education. The Pediatric Resource Center, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, serves as a resource to the community and to child protection professionals throughout the state by offering the following services: an annual Child Abuse Prevention Campaign in April covering numerous Central Illinois counties; maintaining a directory of state-wide consortium of physicians, nurses and child abuse advocates; and provision of information on various aspects of child abuse through training, consultation and a lending library.