Child Protection Team (CPT)
The CPT is a multidisciplinary committee that is chaired by Dr. John
H. Stuemky. Representatives from the Oklahoma City Police Department,
Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office, Oklahoma County Child
Welfare, and the medical staff at Children's Hospital attend the CPT
meetings. Medical and nursing students are encouraged to attend.
The Team meets weekly and staffs all cases in which CHO-25s have been
completed. A CHO-25 is the hospital's reporting form for suspected
child abuse and neglect. The CPT also staff CHO non-25 reports that
include cases of child abuse and/or neglect evaluations that have been
requested and/or completed, but no CHO-25 was believed to be
warranted. Each case is evaluation from a medical, legal, and social
perspective to determine if the case was afforded all the available
services and resources.
The CPT also staffs and assesses, at the request of Child Welfare,
police, and/or district attorneys, patients who were not seen at
Children's Hospital provided that appropriate medical and social
information is provided.
The Children's Hospital Social Services CPT staff is responsible for
gathering all the social information in each case that is
reviewed. This information is summarized in a typed CPT report (with
identifying information removed) that is available to CPT members and
guests at the CPT meeting
A letter and a copy of our report and minutes is sent to the
patient's Primary Care Physician, the Child Welfare
worker/supervisor/State Office, law enforcement investigator, District
Attorney (juvenile and/or criminal), and the attorney for the child when
it appears that professionals may not have our
information/assessment. Letters are also sent when the Committee makes
formal recommendations regarding findings, follow-up for medical care,
services needed, and concerns about the direction of the investigation.