Children’s Advocacy Center
of Southwest Michigan

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Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) in Michigan. Not every county has a CAC; several counties have only very limited access.

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Staff members at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan.

15

Area school districts in which child sexual abuse victims are located. Abuse has no boundaries.

3 to 18

Age range of children served by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan.

1 to 4

The average number of years an abusive relationship lasts.

6 to 8

The average age for the onset of a sexually abusive relationship. Reports of molestation of very your children are increasing.

90%

Of offenders are known to the child.

1 in 10

Children in our nation will experience child sexual abuse before the age of 18.

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Hours of continuing education and training required annually for Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan staff.