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We’re here for you. We’re here with you.
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.
Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center
40 East Ferry Street
Detroit MI 48202
Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center
The Guidance Center, Building 7
Southgate, MI 48195
Email the Kids-TALK CAC at email@example.com.
For therapy services contact 734-785-7705 x7672 or firstname.lastname@example.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
Click here for the MDHHS list of potential indicators of child abuse and neglect. https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/adult-child-serv/abuse-neglect/childrens/report-process/identifying-child-abuse-and-neglect/potential-indicators-of-child-abuse-and-or-neglect
For the Community and our Donors
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 email@example.com.
Kids-TALK CAC in the News
- Last Minute, Surprise $6.5 Million Reduction Affects Michigan’s Youngest Crime Victims
- Babysitter accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old in Macomb County
- FOX2 | How police catch child p*** creeps – and the support available for the victims
- Michigan Chronicle | Healing Comes First After Witnessing Violence Against Children
- WXYZ Detroit | LARA suspends license for home daycare in Canton
- WXYZ Detroit | Child Abuse Prevention Month
- Ballmer Group Donates to Kids-TALK CAC
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:
- The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office
- Wayne County Law Enforcement Agencies
- Wayne County Department of Health & Human Services
- Michigan Department of Attorney General: Wayne County
- Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network
- Avalon Healing Center (formerly Wayne County SAFE)
- The Welcoming Project
- Wayne Pediatrics
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.