Marjorie Fujara, MD
Chair, Division of Child Protective Services
Phone: (312) 864-4009Email
Mission: to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by providing families with strategies & resources for mitigating the impact of toxic stress; while strengthening protective factors that build resilience and prevent child maltreatment.
CCHHS’ Division of Child Family Wellness (CFW) evaluates all children seen in our Trauma Unit with burns and acute injuries. We work collaboratively with the General Pediatrics Service to evaluate & manage children with complex health care issues like Failure To Thrive.
Primary “Trauma-Informed” Pediatric Care is provided in the CFW Clinic for children exposed to toxic stress and may include families currently receiving services recommended by the Department of Children & Family Services or children in the foster care system due to a history of child maltreatment. Other common forms of toxic stress exposure may include domestic or community violence, parental mental illnesses, substance dependence and/or cognitive challenges.
Children reporting a history of sexual abuse may be referred to the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (CCAC) Medical Clinic for a comprehensive, developmentally-sensitive medical assessment. The CCAC coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof, facilitating a collaborative and seamless process for the investigation and treatment of sexually abused children and their families.
COMING SOON: The Cook County Center of Excellence on Parenting. The Cook County Center of Excellence on Parenting will offer Triple P (the Positive Parenting Program) Parenting Seminars as well as customizable family support using the Triple P parenting strategies in both an individual and group format. Internationally renowned Triple P is a research-supported method that teaches parents self-help skills to support their children by building on a family’s strengths.