163 SOUTH FIRST STREET, FULTON, NY (315) 592-4453
Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments scheduled as needed.
The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County is a safe, child-friendly site where members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team of Oswego County gather to assist child abuse victims and their families. We are a non-profit 501(C)3.
Our mission is to provide a safe, child-friendly environment that supports a timely, multi-disciplinary response to child sexual abuse, physical abuse and trauma, and promotes healing of victims and their families. Historically, children who were the victims of abuse allegations were shuffled from agency to agency where they would have to tell their story of abuse and relive painful events over and over again.
We bring agencies and services together in one child-friendly setting that is non-threatening and physically and psychologically safe for children of all ages. In doing so, the intent is to minimize unnecessary interviews of children and the discomfort and embarrassment that talk about abuse can cause. The CAC also provides community outreach and efforts to aid in the prevention of child abuse throughout Oswego County. To learn more about what happens at the CAC watch our short video by clicking HERE.
Your donation can help a child to begin the healing process. Please consider helping our children become survivors and let them thrive!
PROTECT (parents reaching out to engage, connect, and talk)
PROTECT is starting on May 3rd (Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) for 10 weeks.
A referral and individual intake session must be completed prior to joining group. Future dates are TBD
If you have any questions and to sign up for this class, please contact our Clinical Supervisor, Melanie Smith at email@example.com or call 315-592-4453, ext. 3131
CIRCLE OF SECURITY (The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.)
We are currently accepting referrals for the next COS group, that will run 8/9/23-9/27/23 in our Fulton office.
We are also accepting referrals for a group to be held in our Pulaski Office!
Dates for Pulaski COS- TBA
If you have any questions or want to sign up for this class, please contact our Deputy Director, Carol Gazitano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-592-445
Licensed therapists at the CAC will be offering a 6-week group for children experiencing symptoms of traumatic grief.
Please contact Melanie Smith at email@example.com or (315) 592-4453 (x3131) with questions or to make a referral.
If you cannot attend this group, but would like to be notified of future offerings or have needs for children outside this age range - please let us know!
The Child Advocacy Center does not want any family to feel they are alone when a child has disclosed abuse or when abuse is suspected. You are encouraged to read the information posted on our site and contact the center for additional support or guidance when needed.
CAC of Oswego County Brochures
Resources from the National CAC
- The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Adult Health
- The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Child/Adolescent Well-Being
- The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Academic Achievement
- Maltreated Children: The High Risk of Poly-victimization
- Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
More than 27 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been made to the CyberTipline between 1998-2017. Members of the public are encouraged to report information regarding possible child sexual exploitation to the CyberTipline.
Click the following link to report any information, or to learn more on the CyberTipline!
Download: childadvocacycenter_main_brochure_Final 2017.pdf
Download: MHC Program 2.pdf
Download: Safe Sleep.pdf