Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

Our Kids

Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jun 23 2011

Established in 1987, Our Kids is the only organization providing medical forensic evaluations and crisis counseling in response to child sexual abuse.  Our Kids also conducts research, trains both professionals and citizens regarding sexual abuse and provides expert testimony in court proceedings all over Middle Tennessee. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund part of a nurse practitioner's salary, fringe benefits and the on-call social worker.  1) 50-60% or (128-153) of children requiring screening for STI (sexually transmitted illness) will receive appropriate testing. This number is based on criteria regarding the disclosure content and nature of sexual contact. It is also based on Our Kids historical data. 2) 15-22% (38-56) of total number of children will need treatment/ prophylaxis and will receive necessary medication (CDC guidelines). 3) 50% or 103 caregivers will receive some type of follow up support at the CAC. Support can include but is not limited to family advocacy, help with immediate needs as well as assistance with navigating the court system. Some of the CACs also provide counseling for caregivers.

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