After a child and their non-offending family comes to Children’s Cove the first big question is “what’s next?” We have designed our Family Advocacy program with the commitment to helping each family navigate the complex systems they enter when a child makes an disclosure of abuse. As each case goes through the investigation, prosecution and healing process, our Family Advocate is there to help the family understand the process, learn about their rights and access resources that will help their family.
Our family advocacy program is there to provide information or referrals to community resources and assistance. This could be as simple as a phone call to tell a family where to go, or providing hands on assistance in completing an application for assistance. Our Family Advocate provides regular follow up to see if there are resources needed to provide the healthiest outcome for child victims and their non-offending family.