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Children & Family Advocacy Center

Restoring Lives Impacted Trauma

Little Flock, AR   |  www.cfacbentonco.com

Mission

Restoring Lives Impacted by Trauma

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Natalie Tibbs

Main address

2113 Little Flock Drive

Little Flock, AR 72756 USA

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EIN

26-0158723

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Children & Family Advocacy Center seeks to empower those impacted by trauma by providing a safe place to receive comprehensive services through a coordinated team approach from dedicated trauma informed professionals. We cant share their names, but we can tell their stories. The story of a 9-year-old boy being abused at home who finds peace at our center thanks to a teacher who recognized the signs and made a report. The story of a 16-year-old girl who becomes withdrawn, burdened by the violence she witnesses at home, but finds healing through counseling. The story of a 35-year-old woman with the courage to take her daughter and leave an abusive relationship, finding her way to our center and breaking the cycle of generational abuse. These stories are our reality, and they happen every day at the Children & Family Advocacy Center. For the three cases above, and hundreds more each year, we are working to build resilient families.

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?

Advocacy

Every family needing acute services will be set up with an advocate. Our role is to offer assistance by networking them with community agencies and be of support throughout the process.

Population(s) Served
Families

Alleged child victims of abuse and/or neglect will have the opportunity to sit with a forensic interviewer who is specially trained to gather information in a developmentally appropriate, non-leading, and non-suggestible manner. This is done utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach to minimize trauma and the number of times a victim must tell their story.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
People with intellectual disabilities

Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations (SANE) are available for alleged victims that meet certain criteria for the purpose of cultivating healing and offering reassurance. These are conducted by a registered nurse who is SANE certified and occur on-site without having to refer the child and their family to a local hospital or physician clinic.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Victims, non-offending family members and residential clients are given the chance to receive quality, holistic counseling in order to alleviate trauma symptoms and promote lifelong healing. We offer several counseling approaches such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Population(s) Served
Families

We offer several trainings through our center to further our vision of breaking the cycle of abuse and building resilient families. Our goal is to equip the community with necessary tools to help restore lives impacted by trauma.

Population(s) Served

To restore hope and dignity, we offer residential housing for women and their children through safe shelter, which includes food, housing and transportation. Beyond shelter, we provide life-changing services including therapy, advocacy and mentor programming.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who received initial services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Though our vision is to eliminate child abuse, we hope to serve more children in need and educate the community on signs and symptoms of child abuse and how to report.

Number of counseling sessions conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Evidence-based, trauma-focused mental health sessions are a service essential to treating the whole child systematically to help them cope with the trauma and assist them in the healing process.

Number of forensic interviews conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Forensic interviews conducted in partnership with MDT ensure victims are not interviewed unnecessarily, and provide the opportunity for more children to disclose possible abuse in a safe setting.

Number of individuals educated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County's education program helps empower our community with the tools and resources necessary to recognize and report child abuse.

Number of medical examinations conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Specialized medical examinations are offered for the purpose of cultivating healing and offering reassurance in order to instill hope in children during times of need.

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Children & Family Advocacy Center

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chuck Hyde

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.