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Who We Are

The Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) focuses on the safety, social and emotional health, and stability of children and families throughout Wayne County. Our vision is a world where child survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma receive the protection, support and treatment needed to heal. The Kids-TALK CAC offers comprehensive services in coordination with a network of experts to guide suspected victims of abuse and trauma through the investigation, assessment, treatment and prevention of child maltreatment.

Who We Serve

Throughout Wayne County, the Kids-TALK CAC serves children through age 17 and their non-offending family members at two child-friendly facilities in Southgate and Detroit. Services include forensic interviewing, advocacy, onsite medical evaluations, mental health services, and outreach and prevention programming.

 

 

Contact Us

 

Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center
Midtown Detroit
40 East Ferry Street
Detroit MI 48202
313-833-2970

 

Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center
The Guidance Center, Building 7
19275 Northline
Southgate, MI 48195
734-785-7716

 

Email the Kids-TALK CAC at kidstalkcac@guidance-center.org.

 

For therapy services contact 734-785-7705 x7672 or kidstalkcactherapy@guidance-center.org.

Detroit Campus (Free on-site parking available)

For Families and Caregivers

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected please contact the Department of Health & Human Services’ Centralized Intake for Abuse and Neglect immediately at 855-444-3911. Click here to make an online report of suspected abuse/neglect.

Information & Resources

For the Community and our Donors

View Kids-TALK CAC infographic.

How you can help

There is no single source of funding for CACs and we rely on funding from private foundations and donors, as well as support from our annual Grape Expectations for Kids Dinner. Financial support from individuals and organizations allows us to continue to provide high-quality services to help children heal from abuse, neglect and trauma. To make a contribution to the Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center, please click here to donate or contact Alexander Sebastian at 734-785-7727 or asebastian@guidance-center.org.

Kids-TALK CAC in the News

Our Partner Network

Together with a network of leaders from the medical and mental health community, Kids-TALK CAC reduces the trauma experienced by child victims of suspected abuse. Kids-TALK CAC creates a safe and child-friendly environment where abused and traumatized children receive the protection, support and treatment they need to heal. Partners include:

 

2022 Wayne County Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol

This Protocol was first developed in 1991 due a recognized need that child victims of abuse and neglect required a different intervention approach than adults and a need for greater coordination of services from involved agencies. It serves as a road map for all of the disciplines that are involved in allegations of child abuse and neglect in Wayne County and provides a helpful reference of roles and responsibilities.

  

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