PEOPLE START TO HEAL THE MOMENT THEY FEEL HEARD
Yavapai Family Advocacy Center’s mission is to reduce trauma to victims of abuse by providing a safe and supportive environment and facilitating a team approach to advocacy, investigation, and prosecution.
Contact us today: 928-775-0669
Yavapai Family Advocacy Center Services
YFAC has advocates onsite to aid victims and their families. Advocacy services can include support, safety plans, referrals to needed services, and assistance with the court process.
Referrals to Crisis Counseling
Once enrolled with an advocate, YFAC can offer referrals to crisis counseling with a trauma-informed therapist. This service is offered to both victims and their families.
Referrals to Legal Services
Once enrolled with an advocated, YFAC can offer referrals to contracted attorneys for different types of civil and criminal cases.
YFAC offers ongoing support groups for survivors of interpersonal crime. Survivors have the opportunity to share their story and healing process in a supportive environment that promotes growth.
A Spanish- speaking advocate is available for all services.
Forensic Exams and Interviews
Sexual assault exams and forensic interviews are completed at YFAC with law enforcement or DCS referrals as part of the investigation process.
In the USA, an estimated 906,000 children are victims of abuse and neglect every year. Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, sexual or neglect, the scars can be deep and long lasting, often leading to future child abuse.
Sadly, child abuse is much more common then you might think. Yet it is still inexcusable. Child abuse happens in many different ways, yet the result is the same — serious physical harm, as well as emotional harm, which damage a child’s sense of self and the ability to create healthy relationships.
While there are indicators of each that act as red flags and should cause you to take a closer look, it is not a given that a child exhibiting these behaviors is necessarily being abused.
SEEK > SPEAK
Seek Then Speak is a digital aid for victims of sexual assault. It helps with gathering information, making decisions and taking action. Seek Then Speak is available as an app, online, or even through a landline phone. It works by asking you questions that will help to determine your next step. Seek Then Speak will help you get in touch with victim services and/or make a report to authorities. Your information remains anonymous for as long as you choose; you are in control. To learn more, visit seekthenspeak.org or call 888-865-9863.