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By providing medical examinations and forensic interviews, we support Clackamas County children and families experiencing suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, including drug endangerment and witness to violence.
Our team of professionals has assembled a wide variety of resources for supportive and caring adults. Physicians, nurse practitioners, forensic interviewers, mental health providers, and educators are also available to provide presentations, training, and consultations to interested partners in Clackamas County.
Children’s Center is a private, non-profit child abuse intervention center accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. Children are referred to us by law enforcement agencies, child protective workers, parents, teachers, health care providers, and others concerned for their welfare.
There are many ways to help ensure that suspected victims of abuse receive the compassion and care they need. As a supporter, your impact is key to spreading the prevention message. Thank you for believing that all children deserve to be safe, healthy, and happy.
PDF: Cómo proteger a los niños contra el abuso sexual.
Video: Information Security Specialist Sebastián Bortnik discusses the issue of “grooming” — the sexual predation of children by adults on the internet. Transcripción disponible en español.
Book: After Sherman sees something terrible happen, he becomes anxious and angry, but when a counselor helps him talk about these emotions, he feels much better.
Book: Focusing on empowerment and prevention, this approachable book gives young children a way to reject unwanted, possibly harmful physical contact by adults and other kids.
Website: Based in South Carolina, Darkness to Light is a nonprofit working to end child sexual abuse by educating, raising awareness, sharing resources, and fostering a network of committed prevention advocates.