Children’s Advocacy Center Expands in Newport County

On Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Day One will host the grand opening of their Newport Children's Advocacy Center at Child & Family in Middletown.

Day One is pleased to announce the expansion of the  Rhode Island Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in Newport County at Child & Family in Middletown, RI.   The Grand Opening will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Child & Family. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Day One Executive Director Peg Langhammer, and Child & Family President/CEO Peter DiBari will be on hand to welcome RI Children’s Advocacy Center.  

 Since 1993, the RI Children’s Advocacy Center has been a program at DAY ONE offering a multidisciplinary and coordinated response to child sexual and physical abuse cases. 

 RI Children’s Advocacy Center has locations in four Rhode Island counties: Providence, Kent, Washington, and Newport. Since 1997, the Newport Police Department has hosted the Newport County Child Advocacy Center.  The program is a collaborative effort with the state’s 39 police departments, the Attorney General’s office, DCYF, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and mental health providers.

 “We’re grateful to the Newport Police Department for hosting this program for the past 16 years”, says Peg Langhammer, Executive Director of Day One, “the move to Child & Family will enable us to provide services in a more child friendly environment, enhance program visibility, and greatly improve the quality of the interview using state-of-the art technology.”  The new location will serve as a child-friendly site where victims of sexual abuse can be assessed and interviewed in a safe, nonthreatening environment.

 Peter DiBari, President and CEO of Child & Family stated “we are very pleased to support the important work of Day one, while also helping those children in need throughout Newport County.”

 Day One’s mission is to reduce the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence, and to support and advocate for those affected by it. Day One provides services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other violent crimes and educates the public throughout the state of Rhode Island.   Services Include: the 24-hour Victims of Crime Helpline (1-800-494-8100); Crisis intervention;  counseling for children and adults; Adult advocacy for victims and their families; Legal advocacy through Sexual Assault Response Team (SART); the Office of Victim Services at the RI Department of Corrections; Law Enforcement Advocates and the RI Children's Advocacy Center; Prevention education and Psycho-educational services for incarcerated men and women who are victims of childhood sexual abuse and assault.

Learn more about Day One at www.dayoneri.org.

Child & Family has a 146 year history of serving Rhode Island’s children and families, and a reputation for service innovation and positive community impact.  Child & Family is the oldest and largest social service provider in Newport County, and one of the oldest and largest in the State of Rhode Island.  Child & Family is the lead agency for the Rhode Island Care Management Network, which was recently selected by the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families to serve as one of two state-wide Family Care Networks supporting children and families.  With state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, Child & Family provides important services and programs to thousands of children, teens, families and elders each year.  Learn more about Child & Family at www.childandfamilyri.com

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