Susie’s Place has become more than just forensic interviews. We see our interviews as the start of a healing process for children. When they come to us this may be the end of a bad situation and the start of something better.
While our mission is still to seek the truth during an interview, we wish the reason for the interview never happened. That’s why we offer these additional programs:
- Child and Family Advocacy
- First Responder Training
- Mental Health
- Anti-bullying education
We also work as advocates for the families we server. Our Child and Family Advocate provides an on-going supportive relationship to our children and families who are affected by physical, sexual abuse or neglect. She is able to provide crisis intervention, assistance in filing violent crime compensation requests or protective orders, as well as domestic violence intervention. In addition assisting with court support during hearings as requested, and linking families to community resources, partner organizations and mental health providers. Our advocate is that link, keeping them informed and addressing any concerns or fears they might have on both a fact-based and holistic level.
Every ten seconds a child abuse report is made somewhere in the United States, and more than four children — usually those under the age of 4 — die needlessly every day as a result of abuse and maltreatment. We’re working with all of our partners to make sure our community is a safe place for everyone.