Recognizing the pivotal role of hospitals in identifying and diagnosing child abuse and neglect, the Israeli Ministry of Health has mandated each hospital to establish a child protection team (CPT) to be responsible for assessing cases of suspected child abuse or neglect. The CPT at Safra Children's Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, comprises a social worker, child psychiatrist, pediatrician, and nurse. This multidisciplinary approach brings a complementary, varied set of skills and is essential for viewing each case in a holistic context to best determine whether the child is maltreated. The team's psychiatrist (E.B.) contributes valuable insight into the impact of abuse and neglect at the various developmental stages of childhood, observes child behavior and parent-child interaction, and assesses the difficult-to-delineate borders of insult, such as emotional abuse and neglect.