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    Programs that operate centers which facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation and treatment of child abuse cases. Services generally include videotaped interviews of child abuse victims in safe, child-friendly surroundings to avoid multiple interviews, reduce the trauma of disclosure and preserve statements for court purposes; crisis intervention and emotional support for victims and non-offending family members; forensic medical examinations; psychotherapy services including play therapy, family therapy and individual counseling for parents; support groups; case management; and interdisciplinary review of cases by teams of professionals including law enforcement, children's protective services, prosecution, medical, mental health, victim assistance, and child advocacy personnel.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie CountyProvides 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.ErieBradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie CountyBradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center of Erie County
    Child Advocacy CenterChild 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 AttorneyLuzerne County District Attorney
    Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh CountyBrings 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.LehighChild Advocacy Center of Lehigh CountyChild Advocacy Center of Lehigh County
    Child and Family Focus - Community Outreach ServicesCommunity 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.ChesterChild and Family Focus - Kennett SquareChild and Family Focus
    Children's Advocacy CenterThe 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.SusquehannaClinical and Casework ProgrammingFamily 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. McKeanChildren's Advocacy Center of McKean County Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County
    Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASA, York CountyRecruits, 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 YorkYork County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, CASACourts 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.BradfordThe 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.BradfordThe 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. LancasterLancaster County Children's Alliance (LCA)Lancaster County Children's Alliance
    Luzerne County Child Advocacy CenterChildren'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.LuzerneLuzerne County Child Advocacy CenterLuzerne 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.BradfordThe Children's House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)
    Network of Victim Assistance - Children's Advocacy CenterA 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.BucksNetwork of Victim Assistance - Bucks; JamisonNetwork of Victim Assistance
    Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - HarrisburgOffers 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.DauphinPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance NetworkPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
    Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - King of PrussiaOffers 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.MontgomeryPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance NetworkPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
    Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - PittsburghOffers 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.AlleghenyPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance NetworkPennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
    Philadelphia Children's Alliance - Child Abuse SupportThe 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.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Children's Alliance - Philadelphia; JuniataPhiladelphia Children's Alliance
    Philadelphia Legal AssistanceProvides 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.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Legal Assistance - Philadelphia; ChinatownPhiladelphia 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.BradfordThe Children's House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)The Children’s House/Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC)

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