Clatsop County Child Abuse Assessment Center
The Clatsop County Child Abuse Assessment Center?s mission is to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary response to child abuse while reducing the trauma children experience in investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.
The Lighthouse for Kids is a collaborative; community based medical facility for the assessment and prevention of child abuse. We provide a safe environment for children when there are concerns of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or domestic violence. Medical exams and forensic interviews are conducted at the child?s pace and consent, by specially trained and caring professional staff.
Founded in 1999, The Lighthouse has continued to grow in response to the needs of children in Clatsop County. We coordinate our services with experts in the medical, mental health, child welfare and law enforcement to ensure children receive comprehensive treatment in one comfortable, uniquely equipped location. Our approach minimizes multiple traumatic interventions for the child and increases the effectiveness of the combined efforts to help, at substantial cost savings to the community.
The Lighthouse is a member of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers.
How You Can Help with Support, Funding and Donations:
Many of the children seen at The Lighthouse are victims of, and witnesses to criminal activities in Clatsop County. Their statements help successfully prosecute and stop crime in our community. Clatsop County needs The Lighthouse and the children need your support and donations to keep us all safe.
The Clatsop County Abuse Assessment