Child Assessment Center

The Child Assessment Center (CAC) at The Center for Family Safety and Healing provides responsive and timely medical assessment and treatment, along with interviews of children and family members, for those who may have experienced child abuse, neglect or exposure to violence. The clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach, which includes medicine, social work, law enforcement and child protective services, and minimizes the child's need to repeatedly tell his/her story of abuse.
Forensic Interview

Mental Health Advocate Interview 

Medical Assessment 

The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I tell my child about his/her appointment?

Before coming to the CAC, you should let your child know that he/she will meet with one or two people whose job it is to talk to children about safety. Please tell your child that it is okay to tell them everything that he/she has told you. We request that you do not ask your child any further questions about the incident; however, listen if he/she chooses to talk.

How can I get a copy of the medical record after the visit?

Typically, the medical record may take 7-10 days to be completed and reach the Health Information Management Department (HIM). Due to HIPAA regulations, all medical records must be obtained through HIM. They may be contacted at (614) 355-0777 to obtain copies of the record.

The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-8200