Victoria L. Schneider, M.D.
Victoria Schneider, a child abuse pediatrician in Honolulu, launched the Child At-Risk Evaluation Program (CARE) in partnership with the Department of Human Services, the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Police Department, and local foundations. The mission of the CARE program is to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and compassionate forensic health services to children who are victims and suspected victims of abuse and neglect. Since 1996, Dr. Schneider has devoted her professional career to the health needs of abused and neglected children. An Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, she supervises the training of pediatric residents in the area of child welfare. Dr. Schneider also lectures extensively on the issues of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and the health needs of foster children and has trained police, social workers, and community members both in Hawaii and Samoa. She has worked in the legislature to enact improvements in resources available to foster children and has developed medical protocols for children entering foster care. Dr. Schneider was named the Outstanding Child Advocate in Health in Hawaii in 2002 for her work in the field of child abuse.