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About The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment

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The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment is focused on innovative ways to address this important concern in our community.

Through the 2007 Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey, child abuse/ maltreatment was identified as one of the top seven health issues affecting the children of North Texas.

Child maltreatment includes the issue of child abuse but is also a more all-encompassing term that describes a wide range of behaviors and related risk factors that are unacceptable and must be addressed. These include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Neglect
  • Neglectful supervision
  • Medical neglect
  • Threat of gang violence
  • Bullying
  • Cyber bullying
  • Related trauma
  • Trafficking

Our Team

Anu Partap, M.D.Anu Partap, M.D.
Director, The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Jayme Coffman, M.D.Jayme Coffman, M.D.
Medical Director, The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment and CARE Team
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Breanna AndersonBreanna Anderson
Program Manager
Lenee BasshamLenee Bassham, MSSW

Our current projects include:


  • 2015 Qualtrics Innovation Award
  • The Community Heart Award from CASA Tarrant County

Questions or concerns?

If you are concerned about maltreatment and would like to follow up on a patient seen at Cook Children's, contact the CARE Team at (682) 885-3953.

If you need to report a suspicion of maltreatment, call 1-800-252-5400 or go to

We're here to help – If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Breanna Anderson or call 682-885-2506.

Please do not email reports of child maltreatment.