A child or teenager’s outcry of abuse doesn’t necessarily mean the hurt is over. For many young survivors, it often means the beginning of a stressful, scary, and difficult journey through the adult-minded criminal and civil justice systems.
ChildSafe offers a safe, child-friendly environment where a Multi-disciplinary Team of law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, and medical and mental health professionals can share information and coordinate strategies sensitive to the needs of each child.
At ChildSafe, children and teens aged 3-18 receive an array of evidenced based, trauma-focused services that include the following:
Forensic interviews are provided to children (ages 3-18) who may have experienced abuse or been a witness to a violent crime, including domestic violence.
A medical exam is available to any child or teen who has an allegation or concern of abuse. ChildSafe does not provide medical examinations.
ChildSafe provides counseling services to traumatized children and teens between the ages of 3-18. In addition, siblings and non-offending care givers may be eligible for counseling services.
The FEAT program is a progressive counseling service offered through ChildSafe. Trauma-informed Adventure Therapy at ChildSafe is about engaging people in experiences that build key qualities and relationships while addressing, managing and conquering their trauma triggers.
CARE stands for Child Abuse Resource Enhancement and is a service of ChildSafe which links families with community-based programs designed to strengthen family relationships and support the healthy, emotional, and physical development of children.
I appreciated that everyone was very friendly and didn’t treat my children any differently when the situation they are facing is hard enough.Mother of an abused child
ChildSafe has never let us down. You gave me back my son’s wonderful personality. You gave him the strength to say 'I am a survivor, I am not a victim.' Those are the bravest words I’ve ever heard. And ChildSafe made them possible.Mother of an abused child