Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Child Abuse Intervention Department
Each year the Child Abuse Intervention Department (CAID) at Mary Bridge will treat hundreds of sexual assault patients, and social workers will handle thousands of phone calls from concerned parents.
Of the children seen at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Child Abuse Intervention Department:
- Ages range from four weeks to 18 years
- Average age is four years
- Ratio of girls to boys is 5:1
- 2/3 of the mothers of victims were victims themselves
At Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital the Children’s Advocacy Center of Pierce County offers a child-friendly partnership of agencies serving abused children and their families through a comprehensive approach of treatment with medical, prosecution, police, CPS forensic interview and mental health services.
Child Abuse Intervention Department 2008 Statistics
Total number of children who received service at the Child Advocacy Center: 1,233
Ages of children served:
Medical exams: 525 (415 for sexual abuse; 110 for physical abuse)
On-site Forensic interviews: 418
Off-site Forensic interviews: 54
Case management/resource coordination: 486