Center for the Vulnerable Child
The Center for the Vulnerable Child (CVC) provides a comprehensive range of services for the most vulnerable children in our community. Many problems can put a child at risk for needing this kind of help, including poverty, family disruption, homelessness, foster care placement, drug exposure, abuse, neglect, community violence and more. Any of these issues can set the stage for serious health, emotional, developmental or social problems.
We offer children and families a combination of individual and family therapy, clinical and medical case management, developmental screening and parental education. Our highly individualized approach and our dedication to our patients reflects UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital's long-standing mission to promote resilience, well-being and good health for all children.
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Awards & recognition
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
New visitor rules
Before you head to the hospital, check our special COVID-19 rules for visitors. Thanks!
Our research initiatives
UCSF Department of Psychiatry Research