Sexual Exploitation of Children
The Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children a Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children provides a multidisciplinary, coordinated response to any child suspected of being a victim of Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. Available services include: forensic medical exams, follow-up medical exams, recorded forensic interviews, crisis intervention, behavioral health assessments and counseling, referral for services, and case coordination/follow-up with community partners. Telemedicine consultations are also available for children needing medical evaluations outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Center for Safe and Healthy Children also offers prevention training and education via webinars and a self-paced computer-based training series.
More information on those educational opportunities can be found at www.choa.org/csecwebinars.
Patients are seen by appointment only and must be referred by law enforcement, Department of Family and Children’s Services, Georgia Cares, or a by a primary care provider.
f the child needs emergency attention, full medical examinations are also available at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Emergency Departments at Scottish Rite, Hughes Spalding, and Egleston.
Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia
Each Child Advocacy Center has forensic interviewers specially trained to conduct interviews with children who have been sexually exploited. Please contact your local Child Advocacy Center or go to http://www.cacga.org/centers/
Georgia Cares is the single, statewide coordinating agency to connect services and treatment care for child victims of sex trafficking. Ensure placement in emergency beds and access to forensic interviews. Employ licensed social workers who conduct assessments to determine if a child is exploited or at risk. Ensure costs for recovery and treatment are provided for each child. Provide continual care coordination, follow-up and evaluation to ensure each child recovers and thrives.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit
During regular business workdays please call 404-270-8870 and ask for the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit Agent on call.
On nights, weekends, and holidays call the GBI communications center at 404-244-2600 or 1- 800-282-8746 and ask for the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Agent that is on call.