The Memphis Child Advocacy staff and its agency partners are the frontline responders for children suffering the trauma of sexual abuse and other severe abuse. Our team has continued to serve children in crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to help with a financial gift, visit our donation page, or contact our development manager Su Hartline at shartline [at] memphiscac [dot] org or (901) 888-4359. Continue reading for more details on our services during COVID-19 restrictions.
The leadership at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center is following the local government guidelines for safety during the COVID-19 crisis. The health of our clients and staff is paramount. The following procedure is in effect, with leadership continuing to monitor and adjust as needed.
Visitors and staff wear masks and adhere to social distancing. Visitors are provided masks, if they do not have one.
Visitors and staff are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and must not have a fever. Staff and visitors temperature is tested before entering.
Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and locations throughout the campus.
Surfaces are sanitized frequently.
Signage with complete COVID-19 protocol is posted.
Essential services staff including forensic interviewers and victim advocates are onsite to meet with clients and families. Partner agency staff from law enforcement and Tennessee Department of Children's Services are also onsite.
With the help of video conferencing technology, our multi-agency Child Protection Investigation Team is continuing to meet daily, Monday through Friday. At each meeting, the team reviews and makes decisions about reports of child sexual abuse and other severe abuse.
We have postponed our in-person Stewards of Children sexual abuse and prevention training sessions in the community at this time. However, we are part of a pilot project offering virtual facilitator-led interactive Stewards of Children training sessions. Our staff is available to schedule future sessions. If you would like schedule a session, contact Kris Crim, our prevention director at kcrim [at] memphiscac [dot] org or (901) 888-4363.