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.

ANONYMOUS Unless a Mandated Reporter.

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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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Starting a CAC in your Community

The following is a checklist that has been developed by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) summarizing the tasks that need to be completed in establishing a Children’s Advocacy Center.   While the activities are listed in approximate order, some will need to take place concurrently and there will be variations in each community.

  • Convene a working committee or task force of key individuals
  • Select  leadership
  • Conduct  a needs assessment of the extent of the problem in the community
  • Develop  vision and mission statements
  • Determine CAC service population
  • Gather  information on various CAC models
  • Select  the CAC approach that best suits the community
  • Develop  Interagency agreement and obtain agency commitment
  • Determine organizational structure
  • Determine which services will be offered on-site or through  referrals
  • Select  site and design or acquire space for child-appropriate facility
  • Determine staffing needs and agency roles
  • Multidisciplinary team protocol development
  • Research potential sources of support

For more information and assistance, contact Alaska Children’s Alliance at 907-688-0163 or email at pkaralunas@gci.net

Guidelines for Responding to Child Abuse in Alaska (1.7 MB)