Welcome to the Team
September 1, 2021
The team at Children’s Cove was joined this month by two outstanding professionals to support the mission of the organization. Over the last several years, Children’s Cove has seen a steady increase of referrals from our multidisciplinary partners across Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. In the organizations 24-year history Children’s Cove has grown in its ability to provide and coordinate best practice services to child victims of sexual abuse and crime, as well as their non-offending caregivers. Included in this growth, in 2016 Children’s Cove became the hub for coordinating the best-practice response to human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children cases in the area, which are also on the rise. While the number of referrals to Children’s Cove were down due to the impact of COVID-19 in 2020, since January of 2021 referrals agencies are on pace for the highest amount in the organization’s history.
To meet this rising need Children’s Cove has increased staffing, restructured some positions internally and have hired Alexandra Foley as the CSEC Case Manager / Forensic Interviewer, and Kathy Fayerberg as the Family Services Coordinator. Both are joining the Victims Services team and will working directly with child victims and their non-offending caregivers to support their healthiest outcomes.
Alexandra Foley joins Children’s Cove after working for the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as a Family Networks Service Coordinator and Intensive Care Coordinator. Alexandra holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University and will be coordinating with multi-disciplinary team members the response to concerns and reports of human trafficking of children on Cape Cod and the Islands. Alexandra will also conduct forensic interviews as a matter of special investigations for high-risk youth and victims of CSEC.
Kathy Fayerberg joins Children’s Cove as the Family Services Coordinator after providing individual and family therapy at Gosnold Inc.’s school-based programs. Kathy received a master’s degree in clinical social work from Boston University and will support the mission of Children’s Cove by providing support for children and families served through psychological first aid and psychoeducation relating to the impact of traumatic experiences. Kathy will also connect children and families with needed resources and supports in the community, as well as information regarding the investigative and justice process.
Stacy Gallagher, Director of Children’s Cove, is excited for the new additions and ways in which the team is moving forward to support the community. “While it is concerning that we are seeing such an increase in cases across the region, our community can rest assured that Children’s Cove will have a greater ability to respond to children and families who have been victims of crime.”
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