Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County

Helping children find hope and healing

Aiken, SC   |  http://www.cacofaiken.org

Mission

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County is to provide intervention, treatment, and prevention services that promote healing for children and their families who have experienced abuse.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Maryann Burgess

Main address

PO Box 1763

Aiken, SC 29802 USA

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EIN

20-1565539

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Forensic Interviewing

Our specially trained staff conduct forensic interviews with children who are victims of abuse. All interviews are child-friendly, legally sound, and conducted in a neutral environment. The goal is to reduce the trauma to the child.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Caregivers

Our specially trained nurse practitioner conducts medical evaluations to ensure the health and safety of the children, to document any evidence of abuse, and to refer for additional care as needed.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our therapists offer specialized trauma-focused, evidence-based mental health services to assist the children and families cope with the trauma and to help them through the healing process.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our child advocate focuses on the needs of the children and the non-offending caregiver(s) by providing needed moral support and links to other community resources that the family may need.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Children and youth

Our staff offers education, prevention and community awareness presentations and trainings on relevant and vital child safety issues

Population(s) Served
Parents
Caregivers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Accreditation by the National Children's Alliance 2019

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County is to provide intervention, treatment, and prevention services that promote healing for children and their families who have experienced abuse.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    After conducting our annual Multidisciplinary Team feedback survey and analyzing the results, we determined that relationships among agencies was strained. As a result scheduled a 1/2 day MDT Resiliency Training which worked on a plan with action steps to improve relationships within the team. One strategy is that our organization hosts an informal luncheon quarterly where MDT team members can gather, socialize and not talk about their case loads.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County

Board of directors
as of 2/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Deborah Eblen

Breezeline

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Dr. Thayer McGahee

University of South Carolina Aiken

Term: 2021 - 2022

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/18/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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