We are the trusted advocates for children and families affected by trauma. We focus on the prevention, intervention, investigation and treatment of childhood trauma. As a Children’s Advocacy Center(CAC) accredited by the National Children’s Alliance we provide a child-friendly facility where law enforcement, child protection, family advocacy, therapy, and training offer children and their caregivers safety and a road to healing and recovery.
What is trauma? The US Department of Health & Human Services/Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) defines trauma as “… an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning…”
Childhood trauma is a public health issue. We approach healing and recovery through a trauma sensitive lens by recognizing the widespread impact of trauma and its lasting impact upon a child’s mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Trauma has no boundaries with regard to age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center is recognized for our expertise in forensic services, family advocacy, therapy, and professional development training to law enforcement, educators, municipalities, and human services professionals in New Mexico.