Welcome to the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc. Using the Child Advocacy Center model, we offer a better way to help children and youth who are victims or witnesses to abuse and other crimes.
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.
The CACACT, INC is a non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3). Your donation may be tax deductible. For your benefit and as required by law, we state that the CACACT, INC did not provide any goods or services in consideration, in whole or in part, for this contribution.