The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA) is a private non-profit agency that has been serving sexually abused and traumatized children in the Atlanta area for over 25 years. The Center provides as array of services including forensic interviews, therapy, family advocacy, and adult focused sexual abuse prevention training. Over its history, GCCA has served over 20,000 children, and since 2007 has provided prevention training to over 50,000 adults. In addition, GCCA has been a leader in the efforts to promote the use of trauma-focused evidence-based treatments by mental health providers in Georgia.
In 2012, the Center was awarded a SAMHSA grant establishing it as a Category III site in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The focus of the NCTSN grant is the provision of trauma-focused evidence-based treatment to commercially sexually exploited children (Project Intersect). GCCA has been a leader in the community response to CSEC for many years and this grant represents an opportunity to further the Center’s efforts to address this challenging and complex societal and mental health concern.
To learn more about the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, services offered, and promising initiatives, please visit www.georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org.