Prevention. Intervention. Treatment.
The Child Protection Center has been providing child abuse prevention, intervention & treatment services since 1980. Our mission is accomplished through our four core programs.
Personal Safety & Community Awareness
PSCA has been providing essential child abuse prevention education to children, parents, and professionals in Sarasota County since 1992.
Research shows that child abuse can be prevented through empowering education and awareness. In order to create stronger safety nets around our community’s children, we emphasize the importance of having power in prevention!
Child Protection Team
CPT evaluates allegations of abuse, and provides recommendations for interventions to protect children. This devoted team facilitates critically important forensic interviews, medical examinations, and often testifies on behalf of a child in court proceedings.
CPT is a state-mandated program that works alongside The Department of Children and Families and Law Enforcement in cases of suspected abuse and neglect. Findings through CPT help cases in criminal and dependency court.
Children & Families Supervised Visitation Program
Our Visitation Program provides a safe, neutral environment for children to maintain a relationship with a non-custodial caregiver, through the watchful eye of a highly trained volunteer.
The overall goal is to foster healthy relationships, as research proves this connection improves overall well-being and stability for a child.
Sexual Abuse Treatment Program
Kid Kindness Program
In the aftermath of abuse, it is vital for children to receive support services in order to heal and cope with their trauma.
Our clinicians provide trauma-informed care, which allows children to work through their experiences, in a way that empowers a child on their journey to healing.
Additional Support Provided by P.A.W.S
P.A.W.S. (Pet Advocates Working in the Suncoast)
CPC’s PAWS program is an animal-assisted therapy that utilizes dogs to help children in soothing manner.
Our PAWS dogs and dedicated handlers provide unconditional love, support, and comfort during challenging moments in a child’s healing journey.