Healing Starts Here

Did you know?

Child abuse occurs across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions, and at all levels of education. 

Did you know?

1 of 4 girls and 1 of 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

Did you know?

Approximately 5 children die every day from child abuse.

Did you know?

For every report of child abuse, 2 more go unreported. 

Did you know?

90% of sexual offenders are known to the child. Only 10% are strangers.

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


Forensic Interviews

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.

Medical Examinations

Forensic medical exams are provided at the FAC to determine the health and well-being of the child. Exams are conducted by specially trained forensic medical examiners.

Counseling

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.

Education

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.

Advocate Services

Advocates provide information, support, case management and referrals to victims and their families. The advocate provides information on protective matters and victims’ rights.

How to protect your child


How to report abuse


You can make a difference.