About Multidisciplinary Teams
The Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach
The predominant approach to child abuse investigations at Children's Safe Harbor is the multi-disciplinary team model. This approach supports enhanced communications between the various agencies that respond to allegations of child abuse, especially sexual and severe physical abuse.
This coordinated community response plays a vital role in the successful protection of child victims of abuse. The coordination of law enforcement, child protective services, mental and medical health providers and victim advocates lay the foundation for the minimizing of trauma for children and their families throughout the investigation process.
Families with diverse economic resources and varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds have utilized the services of Children's Safe Harbor. Both male and female children ranging in ages from 2 to 17 years have received the full array of services provided through this children's advocacy center.
Our average client is a 7 year old, Caucasian female who has been victimized by someone that she knows and trusts. All our services are provided free of charge.