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CARE House of Oakland County

Our core belief: it shouldn't hurt to be a child.

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<p>Each year, 5000 children and non-offending family members come through CARE House of Oakland County, Michigan (legal name Child Abuse &amp; Neglect Council of Oakland County) to make use of our comprehensive services. CARE House receives cases of suspected child abuse from law enforcement officials and children&rsquo;s protective service workers. The child comes to our facility for a forensic interview which is conducted by a highly-trained staff person and witnessed by the investigative team. The child is able to disclose if abuse occurred in a calm, stress-free environment while avoiding the potentially traumatic experience of undergoing a police interrogation. CARE House also provides therapy services for these children and their non-offending guardians for as long as they need them.</p> <p>Additionally, CARE House operates several programs related to the prevention of child abuse, including an Early Head Start program which provides education and support to at-risk families; a Court Appointed Special Advocates program to benefit children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect; and our training programs which educate adults to better recognize the signs of abuse and neglect in the children they encounter in their daily lives.</p> <p>When provided with support services and appropriate treatment, the vast majority of abused and neglected children are resilient enough to overcome their pasts. Unfortunately for many, when no intervention occurs, the outcome is predictable: when childhood goes wrong, adulthood goes wrong, and the sad story of abuse, and even death, repeats itself from one generation of troubled families to the next.</p> <p>There is hope: there is CARE House. Our mission is to be a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, research, training and treatment, in collaboration with the community.</p>