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Williamson County Child Advocacy Center
The Williamson County Child Advocacy Center opened in September 2000 to provide a safe, child-friendly place for victims of child sex abuse and/or severe physical abuse to tell their story and receive the services they need to help them heal. Its mission is to combat child abuse by coordinating services to children and their families in crisis and providing community education focused on prevention and early intervention. This grant will partially fund the therapist's salary in Franklin and contract counseling in Lewis County to provide mental health counseling for child victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse and to provide support for their non-offending caregivers and family members. 40 out of 45 (90%) of child victims who complete all treatment goals during calendar year 2012 will show a reduction of child abuse symptoms such as sleeplessness, nervousness, fear or anxiety based on standardized age-appropriate pre- and post-assessment so that they may be able to reduce trauma related risky behaviors. 48 of 60 (80%) of child victims (whether or not they complete all treatment goals) will during the calendar year 2012 have increased feelings of safety and/or reduced anxiety based on pre-and post-assessments, including knowing who their trusted adults are.