Child Abuse and Neglect (B.E.A.R. Program)
Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento
The Bridging Evidence Assessment & Resources (BEAR) Center is a joint program between Sutter Medical Foundation and Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento, which provides care to infants, children and teenagers that have been seriously neglected or physically or sexually abused.
B.E.A.R. Center Provides:
• Non-surgical pediatric gynecology
• Non-invasive colposcopy
• Child abuse assessment, including physical abuse and neglect
• Child, adolescent and adult forensic medical examinations for sexual assault
• Forensic medical case review
• Community resource connections
The program is lead by Angela Rosas, M.D. who is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Rosas provides medical services and oversees a team of specially trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants. A referral is needed by a medical provider or public agency.
For more information, or to request a medical consultation, or agency contracts, please contact the BEAR office at (916) 262-9108.
Sutter Medical Plaza, Sacramento
1625 Stockton Blvd, Suite 106
Sacramento, CA 95819
As a nonprofit, community health care system, Sutter also takes an active role in reaching out to the community with educational training and support for professionals, parents and educators on child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and other related topics.
Additional information is available in our Healthwise health information sections on child abuse, domestic violence, Munchausen syndrome by proxy and shaken baby syndrome. Also see the federal government's Child Welfare Information Gateway and the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus® section on Child Abuse.
Children need caring adults to protect them. If you suspect a child is being neglected or abused, please contact your local sheriff's department.