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UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa.

UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa., formerly known as the Children's Resource Center, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Our child advocacy center dedicated to reducing the trauma and aftermath of abuse for children and their families. UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. provides efficient, quality care in a safe, child-friendly environment for children suspected of having been abused or neglected.

UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. is one of the (first) nationally accredited child advocacy centers in Pennsylvania. Opened in 1994, UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. has provided services to over 9,500 children suspected of having been physically or sexually abused or neglected or who have witnessed violence in their home or community.  

With the interests of the children at the forefront, we:

  • Interview children in a non-leading, non-suggestive manner
  • Provide medical exams to ensure a child's health and safety
  • Connect children and families to mental health services

The primary UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. office is located in Dauphin County and opened a satellite office in Lebanon County. UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. serves children in the Central Pennsylvania Area.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Vision: UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. will be recognized as the pre-eminent advocacy center for the comprehensive care of abused children in the Central Pennsylvania region.

Mission: UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. is dedicated to reducing the occurrence and aftermath of child abuse, thereby improving the health, welfare, and safety of children and families in Central Pennsylvania.

Values:

  • Respect, honor, and advocacy for the rights of children.
  • Recognition and respect for the diversity of the community.
  • Involvement of the family as an essential and integral element in the healing process.
  • Collaboration with partner agencies to find the truth, always focusing on the best interests of the child.
  • Promotion of awareness of child abuse through education.
  • Commitment to continued learning for all associates of UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa.

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No family incurs costs for services provided by UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. A small gift from you can have a large impact on the services UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central Pa. provides to children in our community.

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