What We Do


Our Mission is to nurture abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment, and prevention.

We are a child-oriented facility, which serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse.
Our main focus is the health and wellness of the child. Members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) help the child and family cope with the abuse and begin the recovery process.

The Children's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 

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Reporting Abuse

 

If you suspect a child is being abused, it should be reported to Medina County Job and Family Services (MCJFS) at

330.661.0800.

 

If a child is in immediate danger, please call 911.

 

The longer abuse continues, the greater the potential for serious and long-term emotional and psychological difficulties are for the child. 





Oct 15, 2018

Many times, when survivors of sexual abuse or assault speak up and share their story, they experience reactions of disbelief. Whether a child, woman or man, they do not receive the support they need to heal. In our society, often times, victims are blamed or led to believe they could have prevented or stopped the assault or abuse they experienced by dressing differently, not drinking alcohol, or by fighting off the offender. As a society we have to do a better job of understanding trauma and believing victims. Trauma is invisible until it reveals itself as anger, depression, fear, or PTSD. It is unfair to discredit someone because we do not understand trauma. Trauma affects everyone differently, often resulting in victims not remembering all the details of the incident and not telling their story for many years, if at all. Having a Child Advocacy Center and other agencies in our community that understand trauma is essential for victims to be understood and begin to heal. Unless you have experienced abuse or assault, you will never understand how hard it is to tell someone else about what happened to you. Understanding trauma and how it affects victims is essential for healing and allows victims to have a voice to not live in darkness and silence. We help children every day at The Children’s Center to heal and become survivors and ultimately thrivers.
Posted by Kristen Minichello on October 15, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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