Every Child Deserves a Happy Heart

20 Colonial Square, Sylva, North Carolina 28779

(828) 586-3574

Coordinating & advocating services for abused children in Jackson County.

Coordinating & advocating services for abused children in Jackson County.

Coordinating & advocating services for abused children in Jackson County.Coordinating & advocating services for abused children in Jackson County.Coordinating & advocating services for abused children in Jackson County.

awake's services

Forensic Interviewing

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Trained professionals conduct child-friendly, neutral interviews with child abuse victims. These interviews are recorded to limit the number of times children must talk about their abuse. 

Child Medical Evaluation

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A healthcare provider preforms child medical exams in the privacy of our center. These exams are a head to toe examination to ensure the health and well being of every child. 

Case Management

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Our case managers guide families through the process from the initial disclosure, resolution in court, and until the families decide they no longer need services. 

On-Site Counseling

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Mental health providers offer trauma-focused counseling services to children and their families.  This service is at no cost to children and families and offers an alternative and confidential environment for children to recover from abuse.

Multi-Disciplinary Team

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The multi-disciplinary team is the core of the children's advocacy center and ensures that each child's needs are being met. AWAKE coordinates a multi-disciplinary team meeting monthly to discuss current child abuse cases in Jackson County.  

Community Outreach

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AWAKE staff provide free training, programs and presentations to schools, clubs and civic groups. Please contact AWAKE if you would like for your organization or staff to receive training on child abuse.