Founded in 1987, the Children’s Network of Stark County Child Advocacy Center (The Network) is a community partnership of caring professionals working together in one location. We help children and their families cope with:
We offer comprehesive, coordinated, investigative and professional services. Treatment and aftercare services are also available to children and their non-offending family members.
What to Expect
After you arrive at The Network, you will be given a tour of our facility. While your child waits in the lobby, you will meet with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) that will work with you and your child. Those members typically include:
After meeting the team, you will have an opportunity to meet with a child advocate. Your child will be escorted to a child-friendy interview room, where he or she will talk with a forensic interviewer.
The Forensic Interview
The purpose of the forensic interview is to create a comfortable space for a trained interviewer to address abuse allegations in a neutral, fact finding, developmentally appropriate manner. All forensic interviews at the The Network are legally sound, non-duplicative and non-leading.
After the Interview
After your child’s interview and medical exam, you will meet with one or more of the MDT members to discuss next steps. It is important you follow through with the recommendations, as they will help your child through the healing process.
Our Mission Statement
"To maintain a community partnership that provides innovative, comprehensive services for abused children and their caregivers through prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, education, and advocacy."
To promote the overall health, protection and well-being for children in our community.
Friends of the Network
Founded in 2004, The Friends of the Children’s Network of Stark County, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3). Its mission is to increase community awareness of the Children’s Network, and to raise funds in support of the Network. Donations made to The Friends of the Children’s Network are tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes directly to benefit their work. Donations may be sent to:
The Friends of the Children’s Network of Stark County, Inc. 213 Market Avenue N, Suite 200 Canton, Ohio 44702
Source: National Children's Alliance