Child abuse research & references
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A program of Monroe County Department of Human Services Children and Family Services Division, responsible for receiving and investigating reports of suspected abuse and neglect of children; protecting children who have been abused or neglected; and providing support and rehabilitative services to families where children have been abused or neglected. A Child Protective Services team which specializes in the investigation of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and child fatalities is co-located at Bivona Child Advocacy Center.
Law enforcement, including:
The City of Rochester’s law enforcement organization. There are Investigators from the department specifically assigned to investigate child sexual abuse cases with Child Protective Services; that coordination occurs at Bivona.
Monroe County’s law enforcement organization provides coverage to those towns and villages without a dedicated local law enforcement unit. Investigators are assigned to investigate child sexual abuse cases with Child Protective Services; that coordination occurs at Bivona.
New York State’s law enforcement organization is responsible for investigating child sexual abuse cases, intrafamilial and extrafamilial, which may be multi-jurisdictional in nature or cases from outlying counties without specialized investigators. A full-time investigator is co-located at Bivona.
Prosecutes all child abuse cases in Monroe County. Assistant District Attorneys from the Domestic Violence Bureau are often at Bivona preparing children and families for court proceedings.
Located at Bivona Child Advocacy Center, the REACH program provides psychosocial/ medical evaluations and forensic interviews of children who may be victims of sexual or physical abuse. Facilities at Bivona include a child-sized medical examining room.
This program provides advocacy and support to child victims and their families. Advocates provide services that may include referrals to counseling, accompanying families to court, and coordinating application for assistance with the New York State Crime Victim’s Board. Advocates are co-located at Bivona.
A private agency specializing in treatment, training and consultation for victims, offenders and families affected by sexual abuse. Clinicians are located at Bivona five days a week, and help children and families deal with the many questions that come up following sexual abuse. Many of LOSATS’ services are covered under health insurance plans.
Rochester’s largest family service provider; Catholic Family Center provides home-based Crisis Intervention services over an intensive six-to-eight-week timeframe for children and their families. They then transition families to long-term treatment services if appropriate. Crisis intervention specialists are co-located at Bivona.
Helping people affected by or at risk of domestic violence; the only licensed provider in Monroe County of shelter and services for women and children affected by domestic violence.
A site for mandated reporters, (those required by law to report disclosures or suspicions of child abuse) created by Monroe County Department of Human Services.
State and National Resources
Harvard Medical School instructor who has studied the effects of child abuse compiles a number of articles and links about child abuse.
Information and resources from the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Focusing their efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach, including educational programs.
National proponent of policies and programs that provide children with the resources they need to succeed, with an emphasis on issues of poverty, abuse and neglect, health care, education, and a spiritual and moral foundation.
Combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.
A national child abuse education organization focused on educating adults about child abuse and their responsibilities.
Vew registered offenders and predators in your area
Details on this research project, completed in 2006 by the Crimes Against Children Research Center, on the impact of Children’s Advocacy Centers on children, families, systems and communities. Download the PDF of the Executive Summary.
Focused on prevention of child sexual exploitation and abduction, including Internet safety.
Raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the U.S.
Bivona’s accrediting organization, which provides technical support and resources for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the U.S.
Models, promotes and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.
A service of National Children’s Advocacy Cente.
Full text of publications published by state and federal government agencies.
Training, technical assistance and publications for prosecutors, investigators and allied criminal justice professionals on all aspects of criminal child abuse and exploitation.
Promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field, acquiring and making datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis, running a Child Maltreatment Research List Serve and publishing an Updata e-newsletter.
Search for the residence location of registered sex offenders.
A national prevention education and advocacy group in existence since 1972, significant research on Reframing Child Abuse to move beyond awareness to prevention and behavior change.
Statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to preventing chlld abuse and neglect.