Child Abuse & Neglect
Victims of child abuse are either too young or too afraid to talk about the pain of abusive trauma. They need someone to help them start a process of healing. Our team at the Blank Children's STAR Center gives abused children a new hope for healing from abuse. Our specialists work with the community to protect children.
About the Blank Children's STAR Center
The STAR Center enables a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to work together in the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases in central Iowa. The STAR Center brings together a team of specialists skilled in the medical and psychosocial assessment of abused children. Additional pediatric specialists at Blank Children's Hospital and the STAR Center are available for consultation and medical treatment as needed. Most importantly, these services are all offered in an easy to access, child-friendly environment with professionals who put the child's health, well-being and safety first.