Child Abuse [What We Do | Trauma Services]
The Child Abuse Treatment Programs of FCS provide comprehensive services to children, adolescents and their families who are experiencing the effects of sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse. FCS offers a safe, trusting and nurturing environment to help individuals move from being victims to survivors and begin the healing process. FCS offers the following services: crisis intervention, assessment, treatment and/or referral; case management; individual, family, and group therapy, play/art therapy with clinicians who are trained in trauma-focused treatment; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; and community outreach. FCS also educates families about abuse prevention strategies and increases awareness of victim rights law. Trainers are available to talk with community groups, parent organizations and others about signs of abuse and what to do about suspected abuse. Contact your local office to schedule a training.
In Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, FCS partners with the local Child Advocacy Center providing on-site services to ensure the abuse disclosure process does not re-traumatize the child and family. A child advocacy center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.
For help call:
Anne Arundel County: 410-571-8341
Baltimore City: 410-366-1980 / 800-899-4601
Baltimore County: 410-281-1334
Carroll County: 410-876-1233
Harford County: 410-838-9000
Howard County: 410-997-3557