Multi-Disciplinary ​Team

Heart to Heart works alongside community partners to help spread understanding of various forms of abuse.  Outreach entails community events, training sessions, and class presentations. 

Forensic Interviews

​The Power to Effect Change

Specially trained individuals engage in the interview process so that suspected victims of abuse can find the strength to discuss their trauma. Forensic interviewers are from area law enforcement, Department of Children & Families, and Heart to Heart.  Forensic Interviewers are frequently one of the first individuals that children discuss their trauma with.  The forensic interview process is structured in such a way that the interviewer can explore the child’s abuse in the least intrusive manner possible. Forensic interviewers strive to fully understand the scope of the child’s trauma.  After the forensic interview is concluded, the child and family work with Child & Family Advocates to access advocacy services.

Community Outreach

Partners

To develop programs and services that address the needs of children who have experienced significant trauma.  Our programs rely on active participation from partners, and supporters just like you.  

Advocacy
​Services

Police

Harvey County Sheriff
Marion County Sheriff
McPherson County Sheriff
Newton Police Department
Marion Police Department
Halstead Police Department
Hesston Police Department
Peabody Police Department
Burton Police Department
Inman Police Department
Marquette Police Department
Galva Police Department
Lindsborg Police Department
Moundridge Police Department

​Hillsboro Police Department

Our team works tirelessly with local law enforcement, social services, and others to enact meaningful change in a child’s life.     

Heart to Heart advocates work alongside families to navigate their trauma. Advocates work with families to identify their physical, emotional, and mental needs and help in linking families to appropriate services within their community. Advocates frequently assist families by providing referrals, attending court proceedings, and being there for the family as questions arise.

County Attorneys

Harvey County Attorney
McPherson County Attorney
Marion County Attorney


Department of Children & Families

Mental Health
Prairie View Community Mental Health Center
Your Journey Counseling Services
Client Centered Counseling

To reduce the traumatization of and enhance safety for child abuse victims and their families by facilitating a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to prevention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.

            Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center (H2H CAC) helps create a sense of safety and security for children, which lessens their trauma. The rationale is that H2H’s protocol best meets the needs of child abuse victims and their no offending families and follows the National Children’s Alliance Protocols. H2H obtains access to several grants for having Accreditation Standards with NCA.

         The expected outcome of this multidisciplinary team approach will be a reduction in the number of interviews of victims, more consistent and skilled provision of services, provide family/victim advocacy with referrals to appropriate services, increased efficiency and success in prosecution, reduced duplication of efforts by community agencies, and protection of child victims.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY
Our Work

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