We All Have a Role in Responding to Child Abuse: What is the Children's Advocacy Center Role and What is Your Role?

Kristina Taylor-Porter, MA

Children's Advocacy Centers provide assistance to a multidisciplinary investigative team during the investigation and intervention of child abuse. This workshop will discuss the structure of the Children's Advocacy Center, its purpose, and the role of the "first responder" to a child abuse allegation: with the first responder ranging from police officers, therapists, to school teachers.