All services at the CAC are always offered at no cost to the child or family.
Forensic interviews are provided to children through referrals from law enforcement or Children & Youth Services. A trained forensic interviewer speaks with the child one-on-one in a child friendly setting. The interviews are developmentally appropriate and legally sound.
Forensic interviews are designed to be objective and non-leading, allowing the child to tell his/her own story.
Family Advocacy & Referrals
The onsite Family Advocate meets with the family during the interview and does assessment and case planning with non-offending caregivers. When needed, the Family Advocate accompanies the child and family to medical appointments and court hearings. The Family Advocate acts as the child and family’s “go-to” person and continues to work with the family as a support person throughout the life of the case.
Medical exams are offered to any child that walks through the door. Specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are available night and day to conduct onsite and offsite medical exams. Even when no medical evidence is found, we want each child to know that his/her body is okay.
Onsite and offsite Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is available for children who have experienced trauma. This is a research-based, highly effective therapy for children ages 3-18. Specially trained therapists work with children and their non-offending caregivers for 8-12 sessions to address the trauma, teach coping mechanisms and build resiliency.
Community Outreach & Education
CHCAC staff host several community awareness events each year, as well as provide in-service training and education to professionals and community groups.
Services provided by CHCAC
(since receiving accreditation in 2015)