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Dr. Frazier awarded Child Advocate of the Year

Terra Frazier, DO, of the Division of Child Abuse and Neglect was recently presented with the Child Advocate of the Year award for Wyandotte County, Kansas.

The award is given by multidisciplinary team members including Sunflower House Children's Advocacy Center, law enforcement, the Kansas Department of Children and Families, and county prosecutors. Dr. Frazier was presented the award at the 2014 Partner Agency Luncheon.

Dr. Frazier was given the award for showing exemplary leadership in advocating for children and families, collaboration with multidisciplinary team members, maintaining high standards while transitioning SCAN medical services from Sunflower House to Children's Mercy South, and developing a statewide medical case review in Kansas. Those presenting the award noted Dr. Frazier to be fair, even-handed, and willing to take unpopular positions for the benefit of children and families, all the while remaining respectful and collaborative.

Dr. Frazier is the second member of the Division of Child Abuse and Neglect to win Child Advocate of the Year in Wyandotte County. Lisa Spector, MD, has received the award in the past. 

Members of the Division of Child Abuse and Neglect serve on approximately 15 local, regional and state case and fatality review teams, facilitating medical-forensic care and developing regional and statewide prevention, forensic, and therapy services for possible victims of child maltreatment.

About Children's Mercy
Children's Mercy, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.