Alaska Children's Alliance

Empowering Alaska to serve Child Victims of Abuse

Alaska Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-478-4444

Office Of Children’s Services

Anchorage 1-800-478-4444
Southcentral 1-855-352-8934
Northern Alaska 1-800-353-2650
Southeast 1-888-622-1650
Western Region 1-800-557-3141

DETAILS You Don't Need Them All.

DISCLOSURE You Don't Need To Have Heard One.

REPORT You Can Help a Child By Reporting.

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Child-friendly environment

Specially trained Interviewers

Support and advocacy for non-offending caregivers

Non-Invasive physical exam

Referrals to services so the healing can begin

A multidisciplinary response improves outcomes for child victims & their families

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Accreditation of Child Advocacy Centers

Through training and technical assistance, The Alaska Children’s Alliance supports local child advocacy centers that are seeking accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance. The following program components are necessary for accredited membership in National Children’s Alliance:

1. Multidisciplinary Team (MDT): A multidisciplinary team for response to child abuse allegations includes representation from the following:

  • Law enforcement
  • Child protective services
  • Prosecution
  • Mental health
  • Medical
  • Victim advocacy
  • Children’s Advocacy Center

2. Cultural Competancy & Diversity: Culturally competent services are made available to all CAC clients and coordinated with the MDT response

3. Forensic Interviews: Forensic interviews are conducted in a manner that is legally sound, of a neutral, fact finding nature and are coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing

4. Victim Support & Advocacy: Victim support and advocacy services are routinely made available to clients and their non-offending caregivers as part of the MDT response

5. Medical Evaluation: Specialized medical evaluation and treatment services are routinely made available to all CAC clients and coordinated with the MDT response

6. Mental Health: Specialized trauma-focused mental health services, designed to meet the unique needs of children and non-offending family members, are routinely made available as part of the MDT response

7. Case Review: A formal process in which multidisciplinary discussion and information sharing regarding the investigation, case status and services needed by the child and family is to occur on a routine basis

8. Case Tracking:  Children’s Advocacy Centers must develop and implement a system for monitoring case progress and tracking case outcomes for all MDT components

9. Organizational Capacity: A designated legal entity responsible for program and fiscal operations has been established and implements basic sound administrative policies and procedures

10.Child-Focused Setting: The child-focused setting is comfortable, private, and both physically and psychologically safe for  diverse populations of children and their non-offending family members