What is the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)?
Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) stress a child-focused multidisciplinary approach to investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse cases. The CAC that serves the YK Delta is called the Irniamta Ikayurviat “A place to help Children”. We respond to children and caregivers when there is a report of child abuse to provide evaluation services in a safe, child-friendly environment. We strive to ease the trauma of child abuse and connect families to resources to support them so they can begin the healing process.
Who is Involved?
- Tundra Women’s Coalition
- School social workers and counselors
- Behavioral Health provides from YKHC, Bethel Family Clinic and TWC
- Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
- Office of Children Services
- Alaska State Troopers
- Bethel Police Department
- District Attorney’s Office
- Department of Juvenile Justice
Everyone works together to keep children and families Safe.
Forensic Interviews (Apqauristerluta)
Yup’ik Speaking Staff (Yugtun qanertertarluni)
Assistance with Child Abuse Reporting
Multidisciplinary Team Meetings and Case Reviewing (Ikayurilriit quyurcetuluteng)
Coordination of Medical Exams (Apertualluki yuvriumallerkaatnun)
Mental Health Evaluation and Treatment (Umyugait yuvrirluki, ikayurkaitnek-llu cikirluki)
Support for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and Parents (Ikayualuki akngircimalriit angayuqait-llu)
Court Preparation and Accompaniment (Qanercetaarvigmun upyulluki maliggluki-llu)
Lodging for children and parents or guardians (Qavarvigluta mikelngumun aulukestaitnun-llu)
Follow-up with families and local service providers (Ilakellriit nalluyagutevkenaki qayagauraqluki ikayurtait-llu)
Presentations when invited out to any one of 56 Yukon/Kuskokwim villages/communities
Irniamta Ikayurviat, Children’s Advocacy Center
Toll Free: 1-888-543-3144