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A collaborative approach to child maltreatment

Racine County Child Advocacy Center

The Racine County Child Advocacy Center, located within Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Racine Community Services, brings together a specially trained team of professionals to investigate cases of child maltreatment. The CAC is a child-focused location that provides comprehensive services in the form of specialized medical exams, forensic interviews, advocacy services and health screenings for children in out of home placements. Through extensive services, the CAC enables children and their families to heal from abuse and advocates for safe and secure living environments.

The Racine County Child Advocacy Center is a member of National Children’s Alliance, the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Become a volunteer

Opportunities

Volunteers actively engage with children of all ages in the RCCAC waiting room. Games, books, crafts, and toys are available to help keep children entertained until they can be seen for their appointment. When needs have been met in the waiting room, volunteers help to support other valuable tasks as determined by staff.

Through volunteering at the RCCAC, volunteers will gain experience in supervising a diverse population of children. Volunteers will also benefit from observation of staff at the RCCAC and help to support pertinent tasks for the clinic.

Commitment

Volunteers must complete a three hour training session and at least one two-hour shift weekly. Volunteers must also commit to six months or agree to requirements of the affiliated school program.

Child Advocacy Center volunteers must be:

  • In the community
  • Comfortable supervising children of all ages, from birth to age 18
  • Independent and able to take initiative
  • Actively engaged with patients in waiting area
  • Willing to perform office tasks with little direction

CHW Adult Volunteer Application

Educational opportunities

Medical and social work student opportunities are available. Please contact (262) 898-7970 for more information.

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