PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s two leading children’s hospitals are joining forces for an unprecedented partnership to help kids who are victims of abuse.
In an effort to help victims feel as comfortable as possible, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children will staff a suite at the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance facility.READ MORE: Longest Married Couple In Pennsylvania Celebrates 80th Wedding Anniversary
“This initiative is exciting because it’s bringing together all of the expertise, that now includes the medical care, under one roof to support the child victims here in the city,” explains CHOP Dr. Philip Scribano.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
He says there are both physical and emotional health benefits for victims of abuse:
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Previously, Dr. Scribano says children would visit several different offices, often being forced to tell the story of their living nightmare over and over.