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Child Advocacy Center - CHKD

Child Advocacy Center

(757) 668-6100

Who We Are

The CHKD Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to providing expert forensic, mental health, and advocacy services to children who may have experienced maltreatment and trauma.

CHKD’s Child Advocacy Center has been accredited by National Children’s Alliance since 2003. Accredited child advocacy centers like CHKD’s are child-friendly facilities in which law enforcement, child protection, medical and mental health, judicial, and victim advocacy professionals work together to provide a multidisciplinary, collaborative response to children and families when there is a concern that abuse or neglect has occurred with the goal of preventing further trauma and strengthening resilience.

The center has been operated by CHKD since 1998, and cares for more than 1,500 children a year at locations in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport News. Its staff, which includes two board-certified child abuse pediatricians, forensic and mental health experts, provides compassionate, evidence-based care that actively honors each child’s specific circumstances and cultural heritage to empower and support families, and promote justice, equity, hope, and resiliency within our community.

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      Child Advocacy Center Marks Major Milestone

      More than 20 years ago, CHKD was one of the first in the nation to develop a multi-agency, collaborative, child-centered focus of care for abused children. Today, it is one of more than 850 Children’s Advocacy Centers across the county that operates with the same model.

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