The purpose of Child’s Place is:
A forensic interview is neutral, child-led, semi-structured conversation with children who have experienced or witnessed abuse. A trained forensic interviewer conducts the interviews following a nationally approved interview protocol through a series of non-leading and developmentally appropriate questions. The interviews are done in a private interview room with only the interviewer and child present. During the interview caregivers have the opportunity to meet with the advocate to discuss any concerns and identify the next steps.
Child’s Place provides victim advocacy services to victims of crime as well as caregivers. Services are provided by a trained child advocate and may include, but are not limited to, assistance with victim reparations, orders for protection/harassment restraining orders, assisting the family obtain the appropriate services for healing, act as a liaison between investigative agencies and other service providers and crisis intervention services.
The Safe and Strong Child© Program, originally designed for the classroom, consists of cognitively appropriate classroom lessons that are taught interactively through stories, group work, role play and song. Children are taught to identify the difference between safe and unsafe touch. Children learn how to set and honor personal body boundaries. Through the Safe and Strong curriculum children learn that it is never a child’s fault if they get a touch that is unsafe.
Child's Place would like to express our appreciation to those who have given grants, donations, time or other goods to assist us in serving children and families in our communities.
Below is a list list of our grant sources