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Crimes Against Children: Physical and Sexual Abuse Victim Services

The following resources are available for the detection, prevention, and treatment of child abuse:

The Tree House Child Assessment Center

The Tree House Assessment Center is a child advocacy organization dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Its services include: comprehensive medical examinations, mental health assessments, ongoing mental health therapy for the child and non-offending family members, victim advocacy, forensic interviews, nurse case management and education & prevention.

Maryland Children’s Alliance

Maryland Children’s Alliance is a non-profit organization created to better serve abused and neglected children by giving them a voice and by encouraging healing.  The Alliance works to assist jurisdictions throughout the State in creating and maintaining Child Advocacy Centers, such as Montgomery County's Tree House Child Assessment Center.

In addition to FVD's work with the above-mentioned agencies, and other victim assistance agencies, members of the medical community, including physicians from the Children's National Medical Center and Shady Grove Hospital, are frequently consulted in order to assist in evaluating the physical and mental implications of the abuse on the victim or victims in any given case.


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