|Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie County||Provides a child-friendly place where a possible victim of child abuse is brought to be interviewed by a Forensic Interviewer about what has happened to them while the Investigative Team (law enforcement, DA and Child Protective Services) observe via closed circuit video. The child and non-offending family are connected to medical, mental health, counseling, victim's advocacy and support services available in the community.||Erie||Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie County||Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie County|
|Child Advocacy Center||Child advocacy centers allow police officers, social service employees and medical doctors to conduct forensic interviews and sexual assault medical exams in a non-threatening, child-friendly setting. Forensic interviewing is a way for investigators to question children so the child feels secure enough to open up about what occurred.||Luzerne County District Attorney||Luzerne County District Attorney|
|Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh County||Brings together a collaborative of representatives from many disciplines, including child welfare professionals, police investigators, prosecutors, medical and mental health providers to discuss and make decisions about the investigation, prosecution, intervention and treatment of child abuse cases. The aim is to reduce the trauma to child abuse victims caused by the investigation process and to effectively prosecute those who commit crimes against children and prevent further victimization.||Lehigh||Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh County||Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh County|
|Child and Family Focus - Community Outreach Services||Community Outreach Services offers family mentors, family support advocates and offers love and logic and sibshop support workshops.
Outreach Services Include:
- Advocacy services to parents of children with mental health disorders
- Information and support to families of children involved in the Juvenile Probation system
- Techniques to help parents and teachers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids.
- Workshop for siblings of children with mental health disorders.||Chester||Child and Family Focus - Kennett Square||Child and Family Focus|
|Children's Advocacy Center||The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties is a private, non-profit, charitable organization overseen by FSA NEPA and a committee of community members. CAC provides a safe, comfortable environment for children and their families as they go through the interviewing and examination processes after disclosing some type of traumatic experience. The process is facilitated by an assigned family advocate. Supports and services are free to all children of abuse or victimization. CAC provides a Multidisciniplary Investigative Team (MDIT), made up of individuals from the District Attorney's office, law enforcement community, Child Protective Services, Victim Service, medical providers and mental health providers, to gather evidence and information in investigation of the alleged crime.||Susquehanna||Clinical and Casework Programming||Family Service Association of Northeastern PA|
|Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County ||Child-focused program in which representatives from core disciplines work together as a multidisciplinary investigative team, conducting joint forensic interviews and make team decision about the investigation, treatment, and management of child abuse cases. ||McKean||Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County ||Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County|
|Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA, York County||Recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteer advocates who are then appointed by the Juvenile Judge to advocate for the best interests of abused and/or neglected children. The program strives to help move children more quickly through the court system to safe, permanent placements.
SERVICES MAY INCLUDE:
•Advocates for abused and/or neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings
•Independently investigates facts of the case for the court
•Makes recommendations to the court based on case facts and information gathered
•Monitors court orders to ensure services are provided to and utilized by the child and family
•Attends all meetings and court proceedings
||York||York County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA||Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government|
|Family Advocacy and Referrals - The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||An onsite Family Advocate meets with the family during the interview and does assessment and case planning with non-offending caregivers. When needed, the Family Advocate accompanies the child and family to medical appointments and court hearings. The Family Advocate acts as the child and family’s “go-to” person and continues to work with the family as a support person throughout the life of the case.||Bradford||The Children's House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) |
|Forensic Interviews - The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||Forensic interviews are provided to children through referrals from law enforcement or Children & Youth Services. A trained forensic interviewer speaks with the child one-on-one in a child friendly setting. The interviews are developmentally appropriate and legally sound. Forensic interviews are designed to be objective and non-leading, allowing the child to tell his/her own story. All services at the CAC are always offered at no cost to the child or family.||Bradford||The Children's House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) |
|Lancaster County Children's Alliance (LCA)||Children's advocacy center for Lancaster County. Provides forensic interviews and non-invasive medical examinations for children 0-18 years old with allegations of sexual abuse. Together professionals from law enforcement, criminal justice, child protective services, victim advocacy agencies and the medical and mental health communities, provide comprehensive services for child victims and their families.
||Lancaster||Lancaster County Children's Alliance (LCA)||Lancaster County Children's Alliance|
|Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center||Children's advocacy centers emphasize the coordination of investigation and intervention services by bringing together professionals and agencies as a multidisciplinary team to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases.||Luzerne||Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center||Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center|
|Medical Exams - The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||Medical exams are offered to any child that walks through the door. Specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are available night and day to conduct onsite and offsite medical exams. Even when no medical evidence is found, we want each child to know that his/her body is okay. All services at the CAC are always offered at no cost to the child or family.||Bradford||The Children's House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) |
|Network of Victim Assistance - Children's Advocacy Center||A collaborative program that creates a safe and child friendly environment where law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy, and child protective services can work together to create coordinated strategies to investigate reports of child abuse. Counseling is also available.||Bucks||Network of Victim Assistance - Bucks; Jamison||Network of Victim Assistance|
|Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - Harrisburg||Offers a wide range of training courses and continuously collects information on upcoming training opportunities sponsored by other local education agencies (LEAs), including: intermediate units, districts, and charter schools.||Dauphin||Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network||Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)|
|Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - King of Prussia||Offers a wide range of training courses and continuously collects information on upcoming training opportunities sponsored by other local education agencies (LEAs), including: intermediate units, districts, and charter schools.||Montgomery||Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network||Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)|
|Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - Pittsburgh||Offers a wide range of professional development opportunities in support of the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education to build the capacity of local education agencies to serve students who receive special education services.||Allegheny||Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network||Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)|
|Philadelphia Children's Alliance - Child Abuse Support||The Philadelphia Children's Alliance provides an array of immediate services in response to every allegation of child sexual abuse in Philadelphia. Services include: the forensic interview of the child, ongoing support services for the victim and their family, mental health therapy for children, immediate medical exams by staff from CHOP and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children on-site, and the coordinated response to the allegation by Philadelphia Police SVU, DHS Child Abuse Unit, and Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, all also on-site at PCA.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Children's Alliance - Philadelphia; Juniata||Philadelphia Children's Alliance|
|Philadelphia Legal Assistance||Provides free legal services to low-income Philadelphians in areas of family violence and/or child abuse, child custody, child and spousal support and divorce. Special programs for Latina, Asian and deaf survivors of family violence and teen mothers.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Legal Assistance - Philadelphia; Chinatown||Philadelphia Legal Assistance|
|Trauma Therapy - The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||Onsite and offsite Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is available for children who have experienced trauma. This is a research-based, highly effective therapy for children ages 3-18. Specially trained therapists work with children and their non-offending caregivers for 8-12 sessions to address the trauma, teach coping mechanisms and build resiliency.||Bradford||The Children's House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)||The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) |