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.


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

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.