What We Do

What We Do

Everyone is here to help children become happy, healthy adults

Preparing for your visit to Sylvia’s CAC

Before you come to Sylvia’s CAC, there are several things you should know. First is not to talk about the case with your child. That can be hard, but we have some tips on how to prepare and talk to them if they bring it up.

Prepare for your visit to Sylvia’s CAC
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Forensic interviews are our core service

Sylvia’s CAC springs into action the moment a Department of Child Services Caseworker or a law enforcement officer requests our services. 

When a child is abused, either for the first time or on numerous occasions, Prosecutors and law enforcement need to understand what happened. Sylvia’s CAC assists with thorough forensic interviews.

More about forensic interviews
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Medical and mental health referrals

Sylvia’s CAC has partnered with local and regional healthcare providers, counselors, and support groups to provide low- or -no-cost medical and mental health counseling to families and kids.

These services are optional, but highly recommended.

Because access to care can be challenging, we have special relationships and options such as telehealth and expedited access to accelerate the process.

More about medical and mental health referrals
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Child abuse prevention education for schools and adults

Our team hears details of how kids endure maltreatment across Boone County. We know how to talk to kids in an age-appropriate way that helps them understand their bodies, safe and unsafe touches, and what to do if they’re being abused.

These trainings are offered to schools and youth groups to give kids a vocabulary to come forward. Training is also available for adults that work near or around children.

Request prevention training
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Victim Advocates help every family

After abuse occurs, the child and their non-offending caregivers often need help and care. That care may come in the form of counseling, mental health, physical health examinations, guidance through the court system, or an extra backpack or set of clothes for tomorrow. 

Our Victim Advocate helps families get what they need to keep their kids healthy, safe, and comfortable.

More about Victim Advocacy
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