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Addressing Comprehensive Medical Needs 

 

When The Exam Site is a Child Advocacy Center

National Children's Alliance

 

The National Children's Alliance has released three fact sheets developed for use by CACs to educate themselves, their partners, caregivers, and communities on addressing youth and children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors.

The National Children's Alliance 2017 Standards for Accredited Members

 

National Children's Advocacy Center

 

Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center

 

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center

 

Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center

  

One With Courage is a national initiative embracing the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse and the role that a children’s advocacy centers play in providing the comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to child victims of abuse.  

 

Midwest Regional Course Creating Long Term Safety for Children offering guidance for CAC’s and advocates in their provision of long term safety for children.   

 

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center Resource Library where you can find a wealth of information about various issues affecting multidisciplinary teams and Child Advocacy Centers around the country.

 

The National Children's Alliance Standards for Accredited Members (2017 Edition) are to ensure that children across the U.S. served by Children’s Advocacy Centers receive consistent, evidence-based care. All the standards have been updated based on research over the past five years. 


“Check Out the Checkup” by Stacie LeBlanc, Andrienne Atzemis, and Yameika Head, provides information about What to expect at a medical forensic visit in a colorful, child friendly format.  

 

Follow this link for the locations and accreditation status of all the CAC's across the country.

 

Guidelines for the NCA 2017 Medical Standards

 

Position Paper on Documenting Forensic Interviews


 

When The Exam Site is Hospital Based

Children’s Hospital Association resources on child abuse

 

Hospital Based Child Advocacy Center Summit conducted by the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, looks at the unique issues that hospital based child advocacy centers (CAC’s) face on a day to day basis and what makes them different thank other CAC structures.


Resources and Information on Child Life Specialists

 

Defining the Children's Hospital Role in Child Maltreatment, Second Edition outlines the role of the child protection team in terms of infrastructure, staffing and functions.  

 

“Check Out the Checkup” by Stacie LeBlanc, Andrienne Atzemis, and Yameika Head, provides information about What to expect at a medical forensic visit in a colorful, child friendly format.  

 

Position Paper on Documenting Forensic Interviews

 

 

Find SANE Programs


Search - To find SANE programs by Location

 

 

Recognizing Different Types of Abuse of Children

 

While physical abuse is shocking due to the scars it leaves, not all child abuse is as obvious.  This site offers guidance in recognizing different types of abuse in children.

 

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