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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.
Book: A mother-child conversation introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to keep one’s body private.
Julie, who is eight or nine, talks about privacy and about saying “no” to touching that makes her uncomfortable.
Sexual Abuse, Body and Sexual Development
Book: In A Place for Starr, a courageous young girl tells the story of how she and her brother escape a scary home life and then how their family journeys to a peaceful, hopeful future.
Website: Sometimes the topic or the questions may seem embarrassing, but your child needs to know there is always a reliable, honest source she can turn to for answers—you.
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: Joanna Cole’s Asking About Sex & Growing Up provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for preteens and offer straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.