The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO

The Child Advocacy Center


Sometimes life can be overwhelming, fortunately, there are resources available to help make it easier. Supporting families is how we can help kids reach their full potential and build a better future for everyone. If you are feeling in over your head please get help. Call someone or reach out to one of the providers listed below. We are all stronger, together.


22,308Children received Prevention Education in 2020
The largest age group we saw for forensic interviews in 2020 was 7-11 years old.
In 2020, 55.4% of our forensic interviews were female, 44.4% were male, .2% were undisclosed.
In 2020 926 Children interviewed about alleged abuse​
In 2020 2,689 Adults received Prevention Education
90% of child sexual abuse is by someone the child likes, loves, or lives with.
1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before they turn 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

Internet Safety


Parents can find useful internet safety guides grouped by children’s ages. The information is easy to understand and covers the types of risks children may encounter as well as different internet technologies. The site has links to recommended internet safety tools for families as well as websites for kids.

Safe Kids

A resource for parents, kids, and teens on how to navigate the internet safely. The site even includes a family contract for online safety complete with a Kids’ Pledge and Parents’ Pledge.


This comprehensive website has information for parents, educators, law enforcement, teens, and kids. The site is vibrant and interactive with easy to read educational pages, real stories, and videos. It’s available in Spanish too.