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Our services

At our Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services office in Eau Claire, we offer:

  • Child and Family Counseling
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Home Visiting
  • Treatment Foster Care
  • Respite Care
  • Family Finding

Eau Claire Child and Family Counseling

Eau Claire Child and Family CounselingIndividual and family counseling is available for children and adolescents who need help with:

  • Traumatic experiences including physical or sexual abuse
  • Family changes such as divorce, separation, incarceration, or death of a loved one
  • Mood management, anger control, depression, or anxiety
  • Behaviors at home or school
  • Pre and post adoption transition
  • Difficulty following rules or experiencing success in school or elsewhere

Services offered:

  • Individual and family counseling
  • School-based mental health 

Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center

The Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center provides help for children and families by using the child advocacy center model which is recognized nationally as the best approach. A Children's Advocacy Center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable. The Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and adheres to the standards so that children receive the best intervention possible.

Appointments for the Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center are initiated by the investigative team and collaborated with the child’s care-giver.
Staff are specially trained to provide forensic interviews, advocacy and case management.

Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center staff do case reviews, and provide expert court testimony and professional consultations. In addition, staff also provide the following services: 

  • Referrals: Following an assessment, suspected victims of abuse will be screened and referred to psychological counselors, family counselors, medical care and psychiatric and developmental rehabilitation specialists in their home communities who can aid in the recovery process.
  • Case tracking and data collection: Staff track 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: Center staff provides ongoing training to law enforcement officers, social workers, physicians, nurses and other professionals in the Chippewa Valley. They also share research about investigative techniques.
  • Case review, expert court testimony and professional consultations. 

Download our Child Advocacy Center brochure (PDF)

Download our Handbook for Parents (PDF)

Community partners

Children's Hospital collaborates with the following community partners:

  • Augusta Police Department 
  • Altoona Police Department 
  • Barron County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Barron County Sheriff's Department
  • Bloomer Police Department
  • Bolton Refuge House
  • Boyceville Police Department
  • Buffalo County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Burnett County Human Services
  • Burnett County Sheriff's Department 
  • Cadott Police Department 
  • Chippewa County Department of Human Services
  • Chippewa County Sheriff's Department
  • Chippewa Falls Police Department
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Clark County Department of Social Services
  • Clark County Sheriff's Department
  • Colfax Police Department
  • Cornell Police Department
  • Dunn County Department of Human Services 
  • Dunn County Sheriff's Department 
  • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association
  • Eau Claire County Corporation Counsel's Office
  • Eau Claire County Department of Human Services
  • Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office and Victim-Witness Program
  • Eau Claire County Juvenile Court Intake
  • Eau Claire County Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department
  • Eau Claire Police Department
  • Eau Claire School District
  • Fairchild Police Department 
  • Fall Creek Police Department 
  • Family Support Center Sexual Assault Outreach Program Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire
  • Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Jackson County Human Services
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe
  • Lake Hallie Police Department
  • Marshfield Police Department
  • Menomonie Police Department
  • Pepin County Human Services
  • Pierce County Human Services Department
  • Sacred Heart Hospital SANE Program
  • St. Croix Tribe
  • Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department
  • Trempealeau County Social Services
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Police
  • Wisconsin Rapids Police Department 
  • Wood County Department of Social Services
  • Wood County Sheriff's Department
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Contact info

(715) 835-5915

Family Finding - (800) 653-2779

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Street address

2004 Highland Ave., Suite M

Eau Claire, WI 54701

Office hours

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday
Evenings and Fridays by appointment only.

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