The cornerstone of the Center is the multidisciplinary team. These teams are made up of core agencies and professionals that respond when a report of sexual abuse is made. Each county has a team that consists of a law enforcement officer, a child protection services worker, a prosecuting attorney, a physician, a therapist, a Victim Advocate, and the Center’s Crisis Intervention Counselor. The Warren County team meets at the Center while the remaining counties meet in their home community on a regular basis to ensure each child’s story of abuse is fully investigated and services are provided, as needed to closure.
No one agency or professional alone can treat a sexually abused child; a multidisciplinary agency response is necessary. The Center provides the foundation for work completed through the protocols developed by each of its ten county Multidisciplinary Teams and approved by the Commissions on the Multidisciplinary Team on Child Sexual Abuse in Kentucky per KRS 431.600 and KRS 431.650