Sexual and Physical Assault Exams
Children's Advocacy Center of Butler County is extremely grateful to announce the opening of our on-site Medical Room to provide non-acute medical examinations to child victims of sexual and physical abuse. This is a service that has not been locally available for child victims for over ten years. As of October 2018, our Center is now able to provide this specialized service on-site.
Child victims and their families were having to travel up to 90 minutes one way to receive this specialized non-acute Sexual and Physical Assault examination. Now, this service is available on-site at the CAC which provides a safe, supportive and child-friendly environment.
When there is a concern or report of sexual or physical abuse, children deserve to be cared for by a medical professional with expertise in this area. Children's Advocacy Center of Butler County is now able to provide these specialized services to children. Through a partnership with A Child's Place, in Allegheny County, children have access to specially trained Pediatric medical professionals. These medical professionals are able to provide this care which may include the recommendation that a child have a special examination known as a forensic examination.
Medical examination services are offered to every child who receives services at our Center. Our Center is able to provide non-acute medical services. If the child has acute medical needs (meaning the suspected abuse has occurred within the past 72 hours), they are referred to the nearest medical emergency room for further treatment so arrangements can be made for the child to be evaluated at the nearest facility capable of providing acute medical care.