We believe that the eradication of child abuse begins with building informed, empowered communities with the courage to talk openly about child abuse.
Our programs at offer increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse.
Our team works with our members and partner organizations to advocate for better resources and legislation in our state.
Although legal definitions vary by state, physical abuse is broadly defined as any non-accidental physical act inflicted upon a child by a parent, caregiver, or other person who has responsibility for the child.
The failure of a parent, guardian, or other caregiver to provide for a child’s basic needs. This can be in the form of physical, medical, education and emotional neglect.
There is always a person/people who bully; a person/people who are bullied; and sometimes a person/people who witness the bullying. A person may fit in more than one role.
Has your child been abused, or perhaps the victim or witness to a crime? Are you feeling confused? Scared? Not sure what will happen, or how to get help for your child? The Child Advocacy Center offers a neutral facility, that is safe, secure, and child friendly. Think of us as a one stop shop. A place where a child can receive an interview, get a medical evaluation, and therapy; a place where a victim advocate can help the parent/caregiver with criminal injury compensation and other resource referrals.
Lisa brings years of experience working with crime victims in Tennessee to the Child Advocacy Center. As your Victim Advocate, Lisa will be the person who meets with you for the initial intake. She will provide you with information and referrals for resources. Lisa is here for our young victims and their non-offending parents/ caregivers, offering empathy and support. Even after you walk out the door, Lisa will follow-up with you, and will be happy to talk with you about your concerns.
Lisa will also be providing the Non-Offending Parent/ Adult Caregiver of Sexually Abused Children classes. For more information on this service, please call Lisa at (865) 463-2744, or email to VOCA@comcast.net.