Behind Every Handprint
There’s A Story
The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County
empowers children to overcome
abuse and begin to trust, hope and heal.
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Every year, hundreds of children in Northwest Arkansas are robbed of their dreams, self-esteem and childhood by physical and sexual abuse.
Children Received initial Services
community members trained in child abuse prevention
Forensic Interviews were Conducted
Therapy sessions were conducted
The Children’s Safety Center is the first child advocacy center in our area and was created to help prevent further trauma these children might endure during the complex process of investigation, prosecution, and treatments.
The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 and is based on the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) model. Our goal is to facilitate more effective prevention, detection, investigation, and treatment of child abuse. By bringing together teams of professionals and vital resources, we work to ensure that the best interest of these child victims are being served.
You Can Help
You can help provide healing, safety, justice, and empowerment for children in Washington County.
With the help of your time, resources, or funds, the Children’s Safety Center is able to serve children and their families through awareness, advocacy, and support.
Together, we can reach and serve more families in crisis, and inform our communities and local organizations for prevention and early intervention.
The gift of your time is a powerful one. You can get involved by volunteering, attending one of our many events, participating in awareness campaigns like Child Abuse Awareness Month and #weARblue, or training to be an advocate in your school or community organization.
Make a Gift
All services at the Children’s Safety Center are provided free of charge. The average cost is more than $1,600 for each child. Your support through direct donations, fundraisers, corporate matching, and more, allows us to keep serving these children and their families.
From advocating for children and families to conducting forensic interviews and providing therapy, the team at the Children’s Safety Center always puts the child first. We are here 24/7 to make sure local child abuse victims receive the best care possible.
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Handprints for Hope Luncheon
Our Handprints for Hope luncheon this year was held at the new Fayetteville Public Library's Event Center. With almost 500 attendees and some very special speakers and guests. The first lady of Arkansas, Susan Hutchinson started off the lunch with a speech followed by...
The More You Know – Prevention
Casey Atwood has been at the Children’s Safety Center since 2006. When Casey was in school, she majored in Social Work, and during her first internship at a Fayetteville public school, her supervisor took her on a tour of the CSC and she immediately fell in love. She...