James Crawford- Jakubiak, MD
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Medical Director, Center for Child Protection
Residency: Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Fellowship: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification: Child Abuse Pediatrics; Pediatrics
James Crawford-Jakubiak, MD, is an expert on child abuse and neglect. He is one of only a few physicians in California trained as a fellow in child abuse and neglect, and one of only two forensic pediatricians in the Bay Area. In Alameda County alone, nearly 20,000 cases of child abuse are reported every year. At Children's Center for Child Protection, Dr. Crawford-Jakubiak is responsible for making sure these cases are evaluated and ensuring that the children he evaluates receive the physical and emotional care they need.
More than 3 million cases of child abuse and neglect were reported in the United States in 2003. Two-thousand children died in this country because of physical abuse. Twenty-five-thousand cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect were reported in Alameda County in 2003. The actual incident of child abuse and neglect is estimated to be 3 times greater than the number reported to authorities.
Source: Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Council
Center for Child Protection
The Center for Child Protection provides comprehensive medial and mental health services to children and adolescents affected by abuse and/or exposure to violence. It is the designated site for forensic medical services in Alameda County. Dr. Crawford and his colleagues at the CCP see about 1,000 cases of suspected child abuse a year.
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