Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center

If you suspect that your child is being or has been sexually or physically abused, call your local Department of Social Services, or take your child to the emergency department immediately.

Turning Point’s Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) offers a variety of services for children and their families related to traumatic events such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, or witnessing violence. We offer a child-friendly facility where professionals provide medical exams, forensic interviews, counseling referrals, advocacy and comprehensive case management services for children who may have been abused or witnessed violence and their caregiver(s).   

To minimize the trauma an abused child may suffer, the Tree House is designed to enhance the coordination between the agencies and professionals involved in the process of addressing child abuse.  A multi-disciplinary approach is utilized during the Child Medical Evaluation to determine the medical and psychosocial needs of children who are victims of possible child abuse or witnesses to violence.

Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center Services

All Tree House services are provided at no cost to the family.

Comprehensive Case Management

The Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center is centered around teamwork – bringing the agency professionals involved in a child abuse case together on the front end – and about putting the needs of the child victim first.

Ongoing Support

We are here to help and support you and your family as you work towards healing from the trauma you’ve experienced, learn coping skills, and move forward in reaching your goals.

When a child visits the Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center, the number of times they are required to tell their story is significantly decreased.  This minimizes added trauma and allows for our trained staff to interview them one time. 

98% of clients reported reduced trauma after their Tree House CAC visit.​
Steps that you can take to help your child:


  • It’s not your fault.
  • I’m sorry this happened to you.
  • I will take care of you. 
  • I am upset, but not with you.
  • I’m not sure what will happen next, but I’ll do my best to support you and protect you.


  • Create a safe environment for you and your child and make changes to keep your child safe and away from the accused person.  
  • Normalize life as much as possible. For example, maintain routines that are safe and appropriate; avoid discussing suspicions of sexual abuse in the presence of the child; avoid placing blame on anyone, as children often blame themselves and may confuse your anger towards the possible perpetrator as anger towards them.
  • Begin counseling as soon as possible following the appointment. Your child will be thinking about this process, even if he/she presents as if everything is OK.
  • Take care of YOU!