A healthy child and a healthy family are necessary for a healthy community.

The Clinical Intervention Program provides on-site crisis intervention and short-term counseling to child victims of abuse, their siblings and their non-offending parents/caregivers. This program addresses the victim’s abuse trauma and emotional crisis and the difficulties of non-offending parent(s) to create a supportive, protective home environment. A full-time licensed clinical social worker and two mental health counselors with experience working with child abuse victims are available, on site, at the Children’s Advocacy Center to provide these services to victims and their non-offending family members:

The Stabilization in Placement (SIP) provides program support to the child welfare system of care –  foster care providers in Brevard County to provide clinical assessments, referrals and trauma focused counseling services to child victims of abuse and neglect placed in substitute care.  Clinical services are provided to the child victim and their caregivers to support and stabilize these temporary placements.  The Clinical Intervention Coordinators provide immediate assessment of needs, crisis intervention and trauma counseling to children and their placement caregivers by:

Counseling is provided free of charge and there are no waiting lists for CIP or SIP.