PROTECTING CHILDREN AND STOPPING THE CYCLE OF CHILD ABUSE
The Tree House Helps Protect Children Who Experience Child Abuse and Neglect
Protecting children is accomplished by providing child abuse awareness, prevention, and education and training programs to the people of Walworth County. The Tree House also works to establish relationships with community partners, such as law enforcement, medical professionals, mental health professionals, educators, the district attorney's office, corporation counsel, child protective services, and more.
Child Abuse Information and Resources
Child abuse is an act or failure to act by a parent or caregiver that results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or that creates an imminent risk of serious harm to a child. Child abuse can occur anywhere and is not restricted to a particular group, race, income, or location. Wherever there are children, there is the potential for abuse. In order to do your part, it is important to understand and recognize the warning signs for child abuse and neglect.
Walworth County Child Advocacy Center
The Walworth County Child Advocacy Center is a safe place for children and adolescents who may have been abused. The center brings together a team of specially trained professionals who evaluate and investigate cases of child abuse and assist children and their families. The Child Advocacy Center’s child-friendly space has been designed to protect children and help families feel comfortable, safe and supported.
If you would like to make a child abuse referral, please call
or your local law enforcement agency.
Community Events and Fundraising
The Tree House Child and Family Center is active within the community, both hosting events and fundraisers, as well as participating in other community events.