Green County Resources

 

The Green County Child Advocacy Center

 

The Green County Child Advocacy Center provides a safe place for children and adolescents who are alleged victims of abuse or alleged witness to crimes to talk about their experiences. The Child Advocacy Center provides a forensically trained interviewer who knows the right questions to ask in a way that is intended to not re-traumatize the child. The Green County Child Advocacy Center is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance.

 

The Green County Child Advocacy Center is a member of a greater Multidisciplinary Team that consists of law enforcement, Child Protective Services, the Green County District Attorney’s Office, mental health providers, victims advocates and medical personnel. With this Multi-disciplinary Team, we are able to approach allegations of abuse or allegations of witness to crimes in a wraparound approach and in a way that best meets the needs of the families we serve. These services are offered at no charge.  The Multi-disciplinary Team works together to assist each child and family. It also offers services that are designed to minimize trauma to child victims of abuse, to provide support and assistance to the entire family, and to hold offenders accountable.

 

 

The Brick House

 

The Green County Child Advocacy Center is at The Brick House, located at 2809 6th Street in Monroe, WI. The Brick House is a facility that offers forensic interview services, therapeutic services and office space for local advocacy groups. The Brick House is truly a community project as it was remodeled completely by volunteer hours. Community members and professionals from our Multidisciplinary Team rallied together to create a warm and welcoming center.

 

 

 

2809 6th Street

Monroe, WI 53566

Reach the Green County Child Advocacy Center Coordinator at

608-328-9384

 

 

 

Counseling Services 

 

A therapist will be present at the Child    Advocacy center to provide immediate feedback and support to the family.

 

Individuals receiving interview services through the Child Advocacy Center can receive a referral to meet with a clinician for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). The Green County Child Advocacy Center also receives referrals from the Child Protective Service System and the Juvenile Justice System. Community referrals are accepted on a case by case basis.

 

Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence based treatment for children age 4 to 17. TF-CBT is a structured, short-term treatment model that lessens trauma symptoms. It is considered highly effective in improving youth posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, but a PTSD diagnosis is not required for the therapy model to be beneficial.

 

Individuals may also receive referrals to  other therapy programs, based on the individual needs.

 

For community referrals, please contact the CAC Coordinator through the Children, Youth and Families Unit at 608-328-9384

 

 

Green County District Attorney’s Office

Victim Witness Services

Green County Justice Center

2841 6th Street • Monroe, WI 53566

608-328-9426

 

Sexual Assault Recovery Program

Green County Office

2809 6th Street • Monroe, WI 53566

866-666-4576

 

Domestic Violence Resources:

Green Haven Family Advocates, Inc.

1811 11th Street, Monroe, WI 53566

 24 Hour Crisis Line: 608 – 325- 7711

Business Line: 608-325-6489

Fax Line: 608-325-6486

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