The Child Protection Response Center is a non-profit organization established to provide prevention, assessment, treatment, and referral services for abused, maltreated, and/or traumatized children and their families in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
CPRC offers medical exams and forensic interviews for children and dependent adults with allegations of abuse and/or neglect. We can also provide in-depth psychosocial assessments of children and families and child advocacy services including support for resources and referrals.
The Child Protection Response Center also specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with behavioral, mental, and developmental disorders.
The mission of the Child Protection Response Center is to use evidence-based, best practices to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for abused and maltreated children of Scott County and the surrounding areas.
As an extension of our mission, our Center also offers mental and behavioral assessments for the children in our community.
During the 1990s, the Quad City community recognized a lack of access to medical services related to child abuse assessments. Despite the fact that the Quad Cities had 39 pediatricians, physically and/or sexually abused children were being sent an hour and a half away to Cedar Rapids or Peoria for medical attention, or worse yet, not being seen at all. Since 2001, Dr. Barbara Harre has been able to devote her further training and practice activities to meeting this need.
Established in 2006, the Child Protection Response Center (CPRC) is part of the multidisciplinary protection response team in Scott County. This team is comprised of law enforcement, prosecution, child protection services (DHS, DCFS), and medical team members. Our goal is to be able to mobilize a coordinated response to address a child and family's concerns when a child is being maltreated.
In February 2010, Dr. Harre became board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the sub-specialty of child neglect and maltreatment.
In 2015, Child Protection Response Center became an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance.
Our History continued
Realizing the emotional toll that occurs in maltreatment, Dr. Harre has tailored her practice to continue to care for children and families long after a trauma has occurred. Her philosophy is not simply treating the immediate trauma, but delivering a continuum of care that goes well beyond a one-time visit. In doing so, Dr. Harre realized the staggering lack of mental health care for children and teenagers in the area and extended her mission to fill this gap as well.
Statistically, with 74,000 children in the Quad Cities and its surrounding areas, there is, on average, 14,800 children (1 in 5) dealing with a behavioral, mental, or developmental disorder. Compared to the less than 6 child and adolescent psychiatrists in the area and the lack of behavioral and mental health resources is clear.
In 2018, CPRC moved to a larger office and added a second physician, Dr. Richard Blunk, to focus on the ever-expanding behavioral and mental health needs in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.