Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center, Eau Claire
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center provides interviews with children who may have been harmed. The goal of the center is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal.
2004 Highland Avenue, Suite M
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 835-5915
In addition to providing case reviews, expert court testimony and professional consultations, the Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center provides the following services:
- Child abuse assessment: The assessment process includes an interview with a social worker who is 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 Chippewa Valley, and facilitates the sharing of research in investigative techniques. The center leads the multidisciplinary team process in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.
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The Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center is a collaboration between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the following community partners: