Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Advocates for Children Who are Victims
of Child Abuse and Neglect in Georgia

A peron is a person, no matter how smallThe Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, a service of Children's at Scottish Rite and Children's at Hughes Spalding hospitals, promotes the safety and well-being of children through advocacy in the community and the identification, behavioral health assessment and counseling, and prevention of child abuse. 

About one in 50 infants in the U.S. are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect annually. Experts estimate that one in ten children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

A National Leader

Recognized at a state and national level as a child advocacy center for child abuse and neglect, the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, located on the Children's at Scottish Rite and Children's at Hughes Spalding campuses, provides forensic medical evaluations and conducts interviews of suspected victims of child abuse throughout Georgia. We are:

  • Accredited by the National Children's Alliance
  • A full member of Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia and the National Network of Children's Advocacy Centers

What is a Child Advocacy Center?

The Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a child advocacy center that provides services in a safe, child-friendly environment by a team of professionals with extensive pediatric experience. Services include:

  • Comprehensive medical and forensic evaluations
  • Behavioral Health assessment and counseling
  • Professional training
  • Community education and research
  • Collaborative partnerships within the community



    Registration for the Child Abuse and Neglect Mini Conference is now open. Register now.

    Participate in one of the center's webinars. View upcoming training opportunities.


Donna HylandGov. Nathan Deal named Children's Healthcare of Atlanta CEO Donna Hyland to the newly formed Child Welfare Reform Council on April 2, 2014. The council will work to better protect the kids in Georgia’s child welfare system.

Hyland will serve along with representatives from Atlanta-area school systems, juvenile court judges and local nonprofit leaders. 

This year, the council will review the Division of Family and Children Services and eventually make recommendations to the governor on possible reforms and legislative fixes.

Get Involved

Telemedicine and Distance Learning Network 
Child advocacy center staff, medical professionals, and children and families throughout Georgia can access the center's services and support through the new Child Protection Telemedicine and Distance Learning Network.