A project of WEST VIRGINIA CHILD ADVOCACY NETWORK
Over the next 10 days, please give $10 and ask 10 friends to give $10 to help child abuse victims in WV.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. Only one in 10 will tell. Last year, 2,358 children walked through the doors of a children's advocacy center (CAC) in WV to tell their stories and begin to heal. Please help us raise $2,358 so we can continue to support the development and growth of CACs in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network (WVCAN) is an organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first. WVCAN provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local CACs and communities throughout West Virginia responding to reports of child abuse and neglect.
A CAC is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases.
WVCAN strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skills of the multi-disciplinary team members result in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child and family focused system response possible.