The Children's Assessment Center employs two part-time and one full-time therapists who are all trained in providing trauma-specific therapy. All three therapists have their master's degrees and are licensed by the State of Michigan or in the process of securing licensure. Therapists can also accompany clients to court. Clients who have completed therapy may return for additional support at any time until they have reached their 18th birthday. Age-specific support groups of 6-8 weeks are also offered separately for children and their caregivers.
When a child exhibits sexual behaviors and has not disclosed a history of sexual abuse, counseling is provided to help the child identify and avoid behavioral triggers and develop appropriate boundaries.
The Victim Advocate meets with the child and caregiver(s) at the time of the forensic interview to provide emotional support and education. The Victim Advocate also provides appropriate referrals to other recommended services when necessary.