Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas
124 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1630,
Little Rock, AR 72201
Not all the scars left behind when a child is abused are visible, physical scars. All too often the scars of maltreatment manifest themselves in other disturbing ways including increased juvenile and adult crime rates, alcohol and drug abuse problems and emotional disorders.
But there is hope. Each year thousands of young victims begin their journey to recovery through a children's advocacy center (CAC), a child-friendly place where even the smallest and most vulnerable of child victims can feel safe telling what has happened to them and where their healing can begin.
You can help these children by making your gift today to Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas (CACA). Your gift will support the services CACA provides CACs in Arkansas ensuring that all abused children in the state have access to the caring and compassionate services that a CAC provides.
Without CACs, a child may have to tell the worst story of his or her life over and over again, to doctors, police, lawyers, therapists, investigators, judges, and others. They may not get the help they need to heal once the investigation is over, either.
The child is brought to a safe, child-focused environment—by a caregiver or other “safe” adult. The child tells his or her story once to a trained interviewer who knows the right questions to ask. A team of professionals makes decisions together about how to help the child. CACs offer a wide range of services like therapy, medical exams, courtroom preparation, victim advocacy, case management, and more.