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September is I Stand With Kids!

Our vision for child abuse prevention is to build a community commitment for safe relationships and environments for all children. By nurturing the health of our children through child abuse prevention, we work to become stronger as a community. Help us support communities, neighborhoods, and families to be safe and nurturing places for all children.

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


This training session is FULL. You may still register and we will put you on the waitlist. All waitlisted participants will be notified on November… Learn More

November 14, 16, 18, 2022

Format: Online


Forensic Interview

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

December 5–9, 2022


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.


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.


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

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