Children's Center

      Barbara Peschiera, Executive Director of Children's Center,, joined the show this morning to encourage more awareness of child abuse prevention and solutions. As Clackamas County's sole child abuse medical assessment center, Children's Center plays a vital role in stopping abuse and holding perpetrators accountable. Operating since 2004, the Center helps children and families in cases of suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, drug endangerment and witness to violence. The Center also responds to requests from families for information and support, referrals from law enforcement and the Department of Human Services regarding children needing assessments, and community requests for child abuse awareness and education training.

      Children's Centers upcoming Gala on September 19th from 6 - 9 pm, 2013 will be emceed by KATU's Steve Dunn. This event is a great opportunity for you to be a hero by ensuring that children and families receive wrap-around quality care. With your help and through our intervention, we can eradicate child abuse from Clackamas County. For tickets click here.

      To report child abuse all the numbers in the following counties:
      800-509-5439 (Multnomah) / 800-275-8952 (Washington) / 971-673-7112 (Clackamas)