a child abuse intervention center
Kids Intervention and Diagnostic Service (KIDS) Center was founded in 1994 to offer a safe and caring environment for children to share their experiences of abuse; whether sexual, physical, neglect, or witness to domestic violence. It is a welcoming place filled with toys, teddy bears, games, and smiling faces. Before KIDS Center, children had to retell their stories multiple times. All too often they would tell an adult who did not know what to do or how to respond. Our mission is the Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment of Child Abuse. We serve Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties as well as Warm Springs.
All the money Pixy Pics donates to KIDS Center will help provide direct services: Child abuse evaluations for children from birth to 18 – older if developmentally impaired: head to toe medical evaluations and child-friendly forensic interviews; family support and therapy for the child AND their entire family.
We want to stop abuse from ever happening, so we (1) educate the public by providing three different trainings for adults; (2) assist schools with compliance to meet state mandates regarding child abuse prevention to schools; (3) are a regional training center for seven additional counties in Oregon; (4) educate the community through media campaigns and events; (5) work with a variety of community partners including law enforcement, medical providers, and social service agencies to create a supportive response to child abuse through a multidisciplinary team approach.
For more information about KIDS Center including our trainings and 1-hour tours: www.kidscenter.org