The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO

The Child Advocacy Center

Parent Education

The Body Safety Parent/Caregiver Program gives an overview of the Body Safety Program that is presented to children from early childhood through 4th grade. This program educates caregivers by walking them through a five-step process gaining knowledge about child sexual abuse.

Caregivers will:

  • Identify signs and potential indicators of child sexual abuse.
  • Learn how to appropriately respond to a child that discloses abuse.
  • Gain knowledge of sexual abuse prevention tips.

Internet Safety Parent/Guardian Program:

The Internet Safety Parent/Caregiver Program educates adults on different ways they can keep children safe online.

Parents & Caregivers will:

  • Be able to recognize the benefits and risks associated with being on the internet.
  • Gain knowledge on popular games and social media apps.
  • Gain knowledge of best practices to use the internet safety.

Since opening our doors in 2000, our staff and community partners have been the front-line responders to reports of child abuse. Our organization exists to protect children, heal families and prevent abuse.

The primary goal of The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO is to ensure that children disclosing abuse are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them. Services offered include forensic interviews, children and family advocacy, mental health therapy, and school and community-based prevention education programs.


43,832Children received Prevention Education in 2021
The largest age group we saw for forensic interviews in 2021 was 7-12 years old.
In 2021, 889 of our cases involved sexual abuse.
In 2021 1,224 Children received forensic interviewed about alleged abuse​
In 2021 2,636 Adults received Prevention Education
90% of child sexual abuse is by someone the child likes, loves, or lives with.
1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18.
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year.
Children 3 years old and younger have the highest maltreatment rate.
Only 5% to 16% of child sexual abuse victims report and false allegations are rare
Sex offenders are 3.5x more likely to confess if a child has had a forensic interview at a child advocacy center