Healing Starts Here.
The Navajo County Family Advocacy Center’s mission is to improve the lives of the physically abused, sexually abused, neglected, drug-endangered, and at-risk children. We work to provide support through identification, prevention, and treatment of child abuse.
Before our center opened, child victims who needed a forensic interview were transported by law enforcement to centers more than 100 miles away. They often had to tell their story multiple times causing them to be re-traumatized.
Since our center opened in May 2011, we have provided services to more than 1200 children.
How Do We Help
Our center provides forensic interviews, which is a structured conversation with a child intended to elicit detailed information about a possible event that the child may have experienced or witnessed. Forensic Interviews are conducted by a specially trained, caring professional.
Trauma can affect anyone at any age. The effects can be mild or severe. Any symptoms of trauma should be taken seriously. The Family Advocacy Center is able to provide counseling at no charge to the victim and family.
We are committed to the safety of children and this extends beyond those served at the FAC. We can provide education to our communities and schools with the tools and resources needed to recognize and report child abuse.