Children's Advocacy Center
The primary goal of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) at Women and Children’s Hospital is to provide children and families professional and compassionate care in order to minimize and reduce the trauma often experienced by children who are possible victims of child abuse. By conducting a thorough evaluation of the child we are best able to identify his or her needs and facilitate the provision of the services needed.
- Forensic interview – an interview conducted by a trained professional with the goal of obtaining factual information about the alleged abuse from the child.
- Medical evaluation – a comprehensive medical check-up by one of our specialty-certified pediatricians.
- Support services – We provide a variety of victim advocacy and case management services to help you and your child as you move forward.
- Sexual Abuse Prevention Training – CAC staff provide child sexual abuse prevention training to individuals and groups upon request. Stewards of Children is a nationally-recognized prevention program that raises awareness and educates adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.