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Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) was established in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1992. The purpose of the CCAN is to organize the Health Sciences Center's efforts in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. CCAN directs research, program administration, clinical services, professional education, program development, and public education in the field of child maltreatment. CCAN provides outpatient psychological services to children, adolescents and families through several ongoing programs. Victims of child abuse and neglect, as well as their caregivers and/or siblings, can receive services.

The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect offers assessment and treatment for children who have been abused or neglected, adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and women and the children of women who used inappropriate substances during pregnancy.

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We provide assessments for children at high-risk for abuse or neglect. 

  • Emotional conditions
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual behavior problems
  • Fetal alcohol/drug exposure

The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect has many programs and clinical services available, which include:

  • Treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
  • Child Trauma Services
  • Native American Programs
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Exposure to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Interdisciplinary Training Program

View information on the Clinical Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology.

For more information on the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect or any of the programs offered, please contact Marlo Southerland at (405) 271-8858.

If you are concerned that a child being abused or neglected, please call the Statewide Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-522-3511.

Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1000 N.E. 13th Street, Nicholson Tower, #4900
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 271-8858