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  • Child Abuse Assessment & Treatment

    • Forensic Interview

      The forensic interview is of vital importance in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse.

    • Medical Evaluations

      All Medical Evaluations are performed by trained medical professionals with pediatric experience and child abuse expertise.

    • Multidisciplinary Team

      Team agencies include law enforcement officers, juvenile officers, prosecutors, medical personnel, Children’s Division workers, therapists and Children’s Center staff.

    • Advocacy

      Our Child Advocates are key in helping the child victim and the non-offending caregivers through the entire investigation process.

    • Trauma Focused Therapy

      Licensed clinical professionals counsel with children, providing life changing tools to cope with trauma. Counseling services are available to all child victims at no cost.

  • Help us brighten the future of abused children

  • Children’s Center is a not-for-profit organization providing a safe, child friendly setting for the investigation and treatment of child abuse in Southwest Missouri.

    As a Child Advocacy Center, we provide three critical services:  Forensic Interviews, Sexual Assault Forensic Exams/Child at Risk Exams, and Trauma Focused Therapy.

    Our interviews and medical exams are conducted by specially trained professionals.  During interviews, a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, Children’s Division, the juvenile office and medical professionals observe the child, share information, and determine the best course of action to serve the best interest of the child.

    Our trauma focused clinical therapy program provides a variety of delivery methods to give children the coping skills to reframe their trauma and power to overcome the abuse.

    We are proud of the work we do, and we invite you to get involved!