Children's Advocacy Centers provide a centralized, family-friendly location for the investigation of the unthinkable: child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. They bring together law enforcement, child protective services, and other professionals to minimize the number of times children have to describe their traumatic experiences. At SafeSpot, highly trained bilingual forensic interviewers structure their questions to avoid re-traumatizing children or compromising an investigation. A multi-disciplinary team (medical professionals, therapists, criminal justice personnel, social workers, victim advocates) decides how best to help the child, and a Family Advocate meets with (non-offending) caregivers to listen and offer essential support. Counseling is tailored to the unique challenges of youth with post-traumatic stress and mood disorders resulting from abuse, violence, or grief. One in four girls and one in six boys will be abused by the age of 18. Safespot is committed to being there for them.
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