When you arrive at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, for security reasons, you will ring the doorbell to be admitted into the center. At the front desk, you will be greeted by a receptionist. You will be asked your child’s name, and you will be asked to complete paperwork that will include general information and consent for services. To complete the paperwork, you must be the guardian of the children you have brought to the center. The center is child-focused and child-friendly and, most important, a safe place for children. It is important to us that you and your child feel protected during your visits.
NKCAC staff will welcome you and help you during your visit. Depending on the services you receive, you could meet with NKCAC staff (family advocate, forensic interviewer, nurse, physician, therapist), law enforcement personnel and social service workers. You will be ask questions about your child, particularly regarding the statements, behaviors and other signs that have raised concerns that your child may be a victim of sexual or physical abuse.
If your child receives a forensic interview or a medical examination, NKCAC staff will meet with you to discuss the services provided, including any medical findings and what the next steps will be in the investigation.