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The Child Center remains OPEN for investigations. All families who attend therapy will be contacted directly by their therapist regarding ongoing appointments.

All in-person meetings and trainings involving community members are canceled until the end of the month. The meeting organizer will contact attendees to determine if a conference call will occur in its place.

Education and training staff will be in touch with individual organizations who scheduled training in March or April about rescheduling or providing education via video conference.

We are taking extra precautions to sanitize surfaces, and reducing the number of visitors and staff present in the building at any given time. If you have an appointment with our Children’s Services area and think you have been exposed to COVID-19 due to developing a fever and symptoms, such as coughing or difficulty breathing, please call our Wentzville office at 636.332.0545 or Hannibal office at 573.221.2256 to reschedule your appointment.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact your staff person or call 636.332.0899.

We have decided to cancel the Midwest Justice for Children Conference this spring.

We tentatively plan to hold training in the fall as we closely watch recommendations regarding COVID-19.

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


Children received Prevention Education


Adults Received Prevention Education