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.


In 2023, we provided sexual abuse prevention education to 51,562 children
In 2023, 1,142 children received forensic interviews about alleged abuse.
In 2023, 766 of our forensic interviews involved sexual abuse
60% of child sexual abuse victims never tell.
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.
Sex offenders are 3.5x more likely to confess if a child has had a forensic interview at a child advocacy center

Our Programs

Programs for Children

  • Body Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • High School Sexual Abuse Prevention (Relationships, Manipulation, Consent, Trafficking)

Programs for Parents/Caregivers

  • Body Safety
  • Internet Safety 
  • Stewards of Children
  • Strengthening Families
  • Special Needs Body Safety
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Sex Trafficking & Child Exploitation

Programs for Professionals

  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Preventing Predators in the Workplace
  • Special Education Body Safety
  • Awareness to Action Missouri
  • Effects of the Initial Response to Disclosure
  • Everything but the Kitchen Sink: An Exploitation Case Study

Internet Safety


A resource for parents, kids, and teens on how to navigate the internet safely. The site even includes age-specific online safety checklists and guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices.


While nothing can replace having open communication and a strong relationship with your child, if you are looking for a parental control tool, check out Bark.


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.