Team Approach

The primary goal of Pat’s Place and all children advocacy centers is to ensure that the child disclosing abuse is not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them.  Under this model of care, a multidisciplinary team (MDT) is formed by all of the various entities involved in the child abuse intervention system while being coordinated by Pat's Place; law enforcement, criminal justice, child protective service, medical health workers, mental health workers, and victim advocacy. This team of community partners come together at Pat’s Place once a week to discuss our children’s cases and make decisions based on combined information to better ensure a child is being served to the best of our abilities and that no child falls through the cracks.