Wentzville (Children's Services) | 636-332-0545
Wentzville (Admin/Prevention) | 636-332-0899
Hannibal | 573-221-2256

We are here to listen.

We are here to help.

The Child Center, Inc., is a child advocacy center (CAC) serving children and families in Northeast Missouri. A comprehensive, coordinated approach is taken in response to allegations of child sexual and physical abuse occurring in our 14 county service area.

The primary goal of The Child Center, Inc., is to ensure that children disclosing abuse are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them. Services offered include Forensic Interviews, Child & Family Advocacy, Therapeutic Services, and Prevention Education Programs.

Annual Statistics

Children Interviewed about alleged abuse

713

Children received Prevention Education

27,817

Adults Received Prevention Education

3,269

Our News

Annual Conference Being Held to Address Child Sexual Abuse

The Child Center, Inc. and the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will host the 14th annual Midwest Justice for Children Conference (MJCC) on April 10-12, 2019, with the pre-conference session on April 9, 2019 focusing on “Human and Sex Trafficking”. Thanks, in part, to a generous grant from the Missouri Children’s Justice Act Task…

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The Advocate Newsletter – December 2018

December 2018 As I sit looking out the window in my office, and see the season’s changing before my eyes, I am reminded of all we have experienced this year at The Child Center, Inc. And I am grateful. I am grateful for the 718 children who were brave enough to find their voice, come…

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Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations

The vast majority of coaches, volunteers, and other professionals are dedicated, caring people who help our children develop their talents and passion for sports and hobbies. However, some individuals who are sexually attracted to children use youth organizations to identify and begin their manipulation of their next victim. In addition, other individuals may not begin…

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