As part of a growing national network, the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a charitable, community supported organization dedicated to helping children and youth reach their full potential.
It is your duty to report child abuse! If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately.
Kids First Project
Our school presentations and workshops empower children and youth, lessening their vulnerability to victimization.
A unique approach using a child’s natural urge to play to uncover and deal with trauma.
Introducing Niagara’s first trauma informed summer camp experience.
Support the Centre
We need your help to continue providing the necessary support Niagara’s children, youth & their families.
Who We Are
The Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara (KFCACN) provides a safe place to help, heal, end child abuse for Niagara’s children and youth who have experienced alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, become the targets of internet luring, or were the unwilling witness of violence.
That’s why the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre exists: to bring kids and families together in a safe and secure environment when they can find support, comfort, and the opportunity to heal from traumatic childhood events.
How We Do It
At the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, we help victims become children again.
At the Centre, we transform lives by providing a safe and supportive environment where children and youth can speak about their experiences to professionals, heal from adverse childhood experiences and build resilience so they can overcome the debilitating effects of childhood trauma and realize their potential.
Working collaboratively with the Niagara Regional Police Service, Family and Children’s Services Niagara, and Family Counselling Centre Niagara, the Centre is a charitable, community supported organization that serves Niagara’s 12 municipalities helping children, youth and families cope with the life altering impact of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or of being an unwilling witness to violence.
What We Do
Child Advocacy Centres (CACs) are child-focused centres that provide a trauma-informed, coordinated approach to investigation, intervention, treatment & prosecution in child abuse cases.
CACs minimize the impact of child abuse on the victim & the family by:
- Reducing the number of times the child/youth victim has to repeat their experience of abuse
- Providing a faster & more streamlined investigation process
- Increasing timely access to support & therapeutic resources for child/youth victims & their families
- Providing long-term support & follow-up for the child/youth and their family
- CACs provide a leading practice in joint investigation intended o serve the developmental & emotional needs of young victims through the dovetailing of investigation & criminal justice while providing follow-up mental health needs.