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Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center
The mission of the Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center, established in 2006, is to provide services to children who are victims of severe abuse through prevention, education and intervention. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund a portion of the Children's Advocacy Center's costs to maintain its therapy program including contracting with a therapist(s) who can provide trauma focused therapy to children who have been victims of severe abuse and their non-offending families as well as supplies, overhead costs and ongoing training as needed. 14 out of the 22 (64%) children and non-offending families who participate in the therapy program will complete the therapy process. Of those 14 children and families, 11 of the children and families (79%) will experience a reduction in the trauma symptoms identified by the therapist at the initial intake and evaluation at the conclusion of therapy services. Trauma symptoms may include, but are not limited to such things as depression, anxiety, anger issues, sleeping problems and other behavior problems.