Child Abuse Services
The Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center provides a strong multi-disciplinary approach to better serve children who are alleged victims of child abuse.
The Center provides a high quality, state-of-the-art medical evaluation in a multidisciplinary setting for children who have allegedly been maltreated.
The Center provides a medical history and examination and allows law enforcement, child protection, mental health advocates and prosecutors to work together to assess child abuse allegations.
The Center provides crisis intervention, ongoing victim assistance and referral to effective after care to alleged child abuse victims and non-offending family members.
The overall goal is to make sure that children are not further victimized by the systems designed to protect them. The medical evaluation is designed to reduce trauma by limiting the number of times a child is interviewed.
Referrals come from law enforcement, child protection, or by physician referral provided the other agencies have been notified.