Services & Programs

Therapies We Use to Address Trauma in Children and Adults

Mountain Child Advocacy Center Provides:

A child friendly atmosphere for recording interviews, on-site medical evaluations and assessments, utilizing “state of the art” technology.

Coordination and facilitation of investigative, legal, social, medical and mental health services through a model “team” approach.

Multi-disciplinary team (law enforcement, prosecution, mental health, social services, child protection team) case reviews and case tracking through the Center’s case advocate program.

Mental health services – Licensed and especially skilled therapists licensed mental health therapists to help reduce the trauma abused children suffer. They save and restore lost childhoods.

Community resources for information, referral and help.

Professional training and educational presentations at the community, state, and national level.

Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program targeted at organizations working with children to include churches and daycares.

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Children's Advocacy Centers Are the Best Way to Get Abused Kids All the Services They Need

All in one place, and to help kids go on to thrive. Here's how CACs work.

To Understand What a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Is

You must understand what children face without one. Without a CAC, the child may end up having to tell the worst story of his or her life over and over again, to doctors, cops, lawyers, therapists, investigators, judges, and others. They may have to talk about that traumatic experience in a police station where they think they might be in trouble, or may be asked the wrong questions by a well-meaning teacher or other adult that could hurt the case against the abuser.

Graphic From Children’s Alliance Showing the With or Without CAC

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When police or child protective services believe a child may be experiencing abuse, the child is brought to the CAC—a safe, child-focused environment—by a caregiver or other “safe” adult. At the CAC, the child tells their story once to a trained interviewer who knows the right questions to ask in a way that does not re-traumatize the child. Then, a team that includes medical professionals, law enforcement, mental health, prosecution, child protective services, victim advocacy, and other professionals make decisions together about how to help the child based on the interview. CACs offer therapy and medical exams, plus courtroom preparation, victim advocacy, case management, and other services. This is called the multidisciplinary team (MDT Advocacy) response and is a core part of the work of CACs.

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Evidence Based Therapies Used by Mountain CAC

Mountain CAC has implemented an array of Evidence-Based Practices to address trauma from birth into adulthood. In addition to having covered all age ranges, we are utilizing multiple models to address the diverse and individual needs that children and adults have after experiencing trauma. The following brief descriptions explain the various models that we provide, but we are available to answer questions about any of our interventions.

Child Therapy Models (0-18)

Adult and Older Adolescent Therapies (16 plus years old)

Advocacy and Support

Prevention and Education