Wausau, Wis. (7/5/2012) - Visit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Child Advocacy Center in Wausau and learn how added services at the newly accredited center are making a difference for children. The center provides assessments for children who may have been victims of sexual abuse or witnessed violence or homicide. The goal is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal.
WHAT: Open house at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Child Advocacy Center, Wausau
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. - noon Tuesday, July 10
WHERE: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Child Advocacy Center, 705 S. 24th Ave., Suite 400, Wausau, Wis.
A recent move doubled the center's space, allowing for added services such as mental health care and parenting support services, increased privacy for children and families, and enhanced collaboration with community partners.
Child Advocacy Center staff collaborate with Marathon County community partners such as the District Attorney's Office, law enforcement, social services and health care providers to conduct child abuse assessments, make referrals, track cases and provide professional and community education.
The center recently was accredited by the National Children's Alliance, the accrediting agency for child advocacy centers nationwide. Accredited child advocacy centers achieve the highest level of service excellence awarded by the National Children's Alliance.
Jennifer Plisch, CSW, MS, CAC, manager and forensic interviewer at the center, will be available for media interviews during the open house.
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. Children's Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2010, Children's Hospital invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.