North-Central Wisconsin Child Advocacy Center
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Child Advocacy Center in Wausau provides assessments to children who may have been harmed. The goal of the center is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal.
705 S. 24th Ave., Suite 400
Wausau, WI 54401
Phone: (715) 848-8600
In addition to providing cases reviews, expert testimony and professional consultations, the Child Advocacy Center provides the following services:
- Child abuse assessment: The assessment process includes a complete medical examination and an interview with a social worker specially trained to work with traumatized kids. All work is carefully documented on videotape or DVD to meet judicial standards.
- Referral: Following assessment, suspected victims of abuse will be referred by center staff members to psychological counselors, family counselors, medical care and psychiatric and developmental rehabilitation specialists in their home communities who can aid in their recoveries.
- Case tracking and data collection: The center tracks outcomes on all cases for evaluation and services. Information tracked includes types of maltreatment, relationship of the alleged offender to the child, child protection outcomes and exposure to domestic violence.
- Professional and community education: The center provides ongoing training to law enforcement officers, social workers, physicians, nurses and other professionals in north-central Wisconsin, and facilitates the sharing of research in investigative techniques.
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The North-Central Wisconsin Child Advocacy Center is a collaboration between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the following community partners:
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Athens Police Department
Colby-Abbotsford Police Department
Edgar Police Department
Everest Metro Police Department
Kronenwetter Police Department
Marathon City Police Department
Marathon County Department of Social Services
Marathon County District Attorney's Office
Marathon County Sheriff's Department
Marshfield Police Department
Mosinee Police Department
Peaceful Solutions Counseling
Rothschild Police Department
Saint Clare's Hospital
Spencer Police Department
Stratford Police Department
Wausau Police Department
The Women's Community