A Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is woven and tied together by community agencies and professionals.
The team works together to reduce the trauma that victims experience,
and enhance the ability to respond to child maltreatment.
CACs provide hope and healing to victims and their families.
Forensic interviewing enables professional service providers to obtain information from a child about abuse allegations. Medical examinations enable doctors and nurses to examine children who may have experienced age-inappropriate sexual or physical abuse.
Victim advocates are professionals trained to support victims of crime and their caregivers. Child therapists are professionals with specialized training who deliver trauma focused and evidence-supported mental health treatment.
Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) assist families by helping them understand the child welfare system and refer them to community partners who can provide needed resources and services. CACs help children cope with the trauma of abuse and help them move toward healing.