A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Under the umbrella of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, the Centre’s three partner organizations streamline and integrate services creating a one-stop, child-focused facility for children and their families. Niagara Regional Police Service and Family and Children’s Services Niagara conduct forensic child abuse investigations on site. Counselling is offered through the Family Counselling Centre Niagara at no cost and without a waiting list.
Children and youth who have been physically abused, sexually abused, become the targets of internet luring, or witnessed violence can disclose their experience to professional investigators and receive caring, cooperative support in one location.
Family and Children’s Services Niagara
Family and Children’s Services Niagara is your local Children’s Aid Society, serving Niagara since 1898. Mandated by the Child and Family Services Act to investigate the abuse and neglect of children and to provide protection, foster care and adoption services, FACS offers a wide range of programs to prevent and treat the problems of abuse and neglect and to support the children, youth and families of our community.
Niagara Regional Police Service
The Child Abuse Unit is responsible for investigating all incidents of child sexual abuse or child physical abuse occurring in the Niagara Region.
The Child Abuse Unit (CAU) is a centralized unit that services the entire Region of Niagara. The CAU works closely with Family and Children’s Services Niagara and the Child Advocacy Centre of Niagara.
Family Counselling Centre Niagara
Family Counselling Centre Niagara offers counselling services to individuals, couples and families at several locations in the Niagara region. The Centre employs qualified, experienced counsellors with the expertise to address personal, relationship and other troubling issues like depression, anger, stress, grief, parenting, trauma, or violence. FCC provides confidential counselling services and are fully accredited by Family Service Ontario.