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Hope, Healing, and Justice for Kids

First Witness Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child-focused non-profit agency offering hope, healing, and justice for alleged victims of child abuse and their families.

Understanding Child Abuse

Child abuse affects children in all socioeconomic levels, races, religions, and cultures. Learn the signs of abuse and how to respond and report when abuse is suspected.

If You Suspect Child Abuse

If you are concerned that a child is a victim of abuse, you may be unsure of what to do or how to respond. No matter what your role is, you have the power to make a positive difference in that child’s life.

Preventing Child Abuse

Child abuse prevention training, services, and resources strengthen our community’s commitment to safe relationships and environments for all children.

Upcoming Trainings

Advanced Advocacy

Designed for advocates who have already completed a full 24-hour Advocacy Training, Mind the Gap adds to the fundamentals of victim advocacy as laid out… Learn More

March 25, 2024 1-4pm CT

Format: Online

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Forensic Interview

The ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse response professionals. This training is designed… Learn More

April 1–5, 2024

Format: In-Person

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Advanced Advocacy

First Witness is pleased to offer Safe and Strong Child© Train the Presenter to CACs and other organizations interested in implementing a child abuse… Learn More

April 11–12, 2024

Format: TBD

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What We Do

Forensic Interviewing

First Witness CAC provides neutral, fact-finding interviews for children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults who may have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, witnessed violence, or have been otherwise victimized.

Advocacy

All children and families served by First Witness CAC receive support and family advocacy services as part of the response to allegations of child abuse.

Facilitating a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Children and families have the best outcomes when professionals work together and share their expertise.

Medical Exams

All children who are suspected victims of child abuse and served by First Witness CAC are entitled to a medical exam conducted by a specialized medical provider.

Mental Health

Access to specialized mental health services is critical for abused children and their families to move forward in the healing process.

Prevention

Each of us has a role in the safety and support of children that can help keep them safe from abuse.

Latest News

Don’t Take Candy from a Stranger: The Myths of Child Abuse

As a society, we continuously and unconsciously build a set of social norms. Social norms are these shared standards of what is acceptable behavior within… Read More

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