The David M. Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children is dedicated to the care and treatment of neglected and abused children and their families. It is a single, safe place for children to receive medical, psychological and social health services.
The Center houses the following service providers:
Learn the types of tantrums, how to keep your child safe during tantrums, and techniques to avoid tantrums.
Learn how to help your baby's constipation and when it's time to see your pediatrician.
Learn how to care for the Spica Cast and how to safely transport your child if they are in a Spica Cast.
During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, parents should learn safe ways to de-escalate anger for themselves and their children.
The road ahead can be a little scary when a child walks into their first day of school. But as the weeks go on, if a child is afraid of going to school, crying when separated from a caregiver or having nightmares, they might suffer from anxiety.
We know times like these are difficult, especially for children. School is an enormous part of your kids’ lives. It’s a place where they learn, grow, and mature. When an unthinkable tragedy like Uvalde happens, Arkansas Children’s wants you prepared with resources to meet your children's needs right where they are.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and your child’s mental health is just as important as their physical well-being. Did you know that, according to Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death for kids ages 10–24?
Dr. Karen Farst, child abuse pediatrician, offers insight on how to address consent with children and teens.
Arkansas Children's offers some age-appropriate tips for discussing suicide with children and teens.
Dr. Karen Farst shares resources to help parents on how to protect children from child abuse or neglect.
Is your child active on social media or gaming platforms? Many child predators use these same platforms to groom potential victims. Learn how you can protect your child from predators with our online safety tips.
Hear Dr. Farst, medical director at the Clark Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Arkansas Children's talk about child abuse in AR and how you can be part of the solution.
Arkansas Children's provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment for children up to 18 years old.
The Team for Children at Risk provides clinic-based specialty medical evaluations for children with allegations of abuse or neglect upon referral from investigating agencies or primary care providers.
The Children's Protection Center brings together the various professionals in a child abuse investigation to help coordinate the communities’ response to child abuse.
The Family Treatment Program provides specialized mental health care for victims and family members impacted by sexual abuse.
The Dennis Developmental Center cares for children with developmental conditions that affect learning and behavior.
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Arkansas Children's offers translation assistance to the hearing impaired as well as non-English speaking patients and families.