Marshfield Child Advocacy Center (MCAC) is a facility that is unique to the region, but is also unique when compared to other Advocacy Centers around the country. The MCAC is one of the few Advocacy Centers that is housed in a medical facility offering comprehensive medical evaluations for children potentially in need of protection. Services provided by our medical team not only further enhance the investigative process, but also allow for the recognition, treatment, and/or referral for medical, behavioral and educational problems.
The MCAC provides services to community agencies aimed at enhancing investigations of child maltreatment, including forensic interviewing of potential child victims in an age appropriate and child friendly setting, as well as allowing for multidisciplinary cooperative interaction. In best case scenarios, we are able to reassure family, caregivers, and especially the patients that they are whole and healthy.