In child abuse cases, law enforcement or the Department of Human Resources may request that our staff conduct a forensic interview with the child. Conducted by specially trained interviewers employed by Butterfly Bridge Children's Advocacy Center in Chilton County, such interviews are child-sensitive, developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed, and legally-defensible. Prior to the inception of Children's Advocacy Centers, abused children had to repeat the details of their victimization over and over again to various investigative agencies, compounding their initial trauma. Forensic interviews limit trauma to child victims by minimizing the number of times these children must share their stories.
The CAC is a private, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and is not an investigative agency or an arm of law enforcement or DHR. As such, we cannot comment on the status of criminal cases. If you are a member of the media and need information about a particular case or an ongoing criminal investigation, please contact the appropriate law enforcement or DHR public information officer.
Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.
Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.
Back to school is quickly approaching and with everyone scrambling to get school supplies, new clothes, and the latest shoes; before we know it it’ll be back to drop offs, hasty trips to bus lanes, and the infamous first week of school PAPERWORK!
Take advantage of the simple ways to find total wellness during August to celebrate National Wellness Month.
Summer is upon us! The kids are out of school, and the temperatures are warming up. This heat can overwhelm us, but we find relief in sweet summer treats and water-play with our family and friends. The extra time with kids out of school presents great opportunities to have conversations around body safety and good body boundaries. Click to read more!
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