Meet the Norton Children’s Pediatric Protection Specialists Team

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.

Nurses

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

Child Protection

Is It Abuse?

Even if you’re not sure, you are required by law to report suspected abuse or neglect. Anonymous calls are accepted.

Kentucky: Call (877) KYSAFE1 (1-877-597-2331)

Indiana: (800) 800-5556

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

Norton Children’s Pediatric Protection Specialists

Child Protection Team

Team members are available 24 /7

(502) 629-6000

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