We believe that education is the first step towards prevention. Along with providing educational components throughout counseling sessions and other programs, we also offer free educational trainings to schools, churches, or other groups in the communities we serve. Programs that provide educational opportunities include:
- Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana
- Counseling Services
- Medication Management
The Center for Children and Families has developed innovative treatment programs that specifically target fractured family relationships. Services are delivered in the natural environment to ensure that the therapist can fully participate in activating resources available to families. Our goal is to empower families and offer hope.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana (CAC) serves child victims and of abuse, trafficking, and crisis-related trauma. In collaboration with law enforcement and social services, we provide forensic interviews, medical exams, and support services that help begin the healing process from sexual abuse, physical abuse, human trafficking, or witness to violent crimes.
All necessary steps— assessments, forensic interviews, medical exams, and victim support services, are conducted in one location. Everyone works together for one common goal of protection and healing. It is through this process that the CAC hopes to relieve some of the strain and trauma from those who have suffered through no fault of their own. The CAC works to collaborate the efforts of all the agencies and officials who are involved in child victim cases for the process to be less traumatizing to the innocent.
CAC services can only be accessed through law enforcement or social services.
The CAC also offers trainings to members of the community on identifying, reporting, and preventing child abuse and human trafficking. These opportunities may be held at our offices or offsite, and all our training meetings for community members are offered free of charge.