We’re so excited to announce that our patient appreciation event this month will be a private screening of Wonder on November 22nd!
Not only are we inviting all our friends and family to join us in watching this important movie, but we’re also supporting The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County. Their mission is to empower children to overcome abuse and begin to trust, hope, and heal.
Every year, hundreds of children in Northwest Arkansas are robbed of their dreams, their self-esteem and their childhood by physical and sexual abuse.The Children’s Safety Center is proud to be the first Child Advocacy Center in the state and was created to help prevent further trauma these children might endure during the complex process of investigation, prosecution and treatments.When a child comes through the CSC, he or she leaves an indelible handprint on the wall representing an emotional story of recovery. This powerful handprint has become the defining symbol of our mission as each handprint tells a story full of heart and hope for the future.In 2016 alone, the Children’s Safety Center:
- Provided services to 612 children
- Conducted 544 forensic interviews
- Provided 133 forensic medical exams
- Provided on-site therapy for 91 new child clients
- Conducted a total of 784 therapy sessions
On average, it costs more than $1,600 for each child the CSC serves. All of the services at the CSC are provided free of charge.