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Multidisciplinary Team

 

 

Professionals from social services, law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy, and the medical and mental health communities meet regularly under one roof to share information regarding the investigation of alleged child abuse cases and to ensure all necessary services are provided to the child and family. 

FORENSIC INTERVIEWS

Specially trained Forensic Interviewers work with the MDT to ensure children only have to tell their story one time and allow them to do so in a child friendly, legally sound and neutral setting.

 

FAMILY ADVOCACY

Advocacy focuses on the needs of the children and non-offending caregiver(s), providing needed support and information along with a compassionate, listening ear.

 

MEDICAL EVALUATION

Specialized medical evaluations are offered to ensure the health and safety of each child, identify any evidence of abuse, and refer for additional care as needed.

 

MENTAL HEALTH CARE

Specialized trauma-focused mental health services are offered to the child and family to help them cope with the trauma and to assist them through the healing process.

 

PREVENTION & EDUCATION

CAC’s provide a vital community service by offering prevention, education and community awareness presentations on relevant and vital child safety issues.