Meet the Norton Children’s Pediatric Protection Specialists Team

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Norton Children’s Pediatric Protection Specialists, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides specialized services to assess and treat possible child maltreatment. Our child protection team provides formal consultations and medical expertise on the diagnosis, documentation and follow up of suspected cases of child maltreatment. The team includes the first board-certified child abuse pediatrician in Kentucky. We provide assessments in Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as for all 120 counties in Kentucky.

Meet Our Child Protection Team Physicians


Taylour L. Champion, R.N.
Ashley R. DeJarnette, BSN, R.N., CFN
Jenny Franks, BSN, R.N.
Emily Neal, BSN, R.N., SANE
Lindsey Spivey, BSN, R.N., SANE

Administrative Assistants

Nancy Farmer
Mary Jones

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