Child Abuse Network
Community-Based Child Abuse Intervention Program Centered Around the Child
The Child Abuse Network, Inc. is a charter member of the National Children’s Alliance (formerly the national Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers). CAN was incorporated in 1988 and is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. CAN is an independent, non-profit corporation funded by community donations and grants (Federal, State and City). CAN was established by public and private community service agencies specifically to address:
- “System” re-traumatization of child abuse victims
- Coordination of services and programs for child abuse victims and their families
CAN’s centralized approach facilitates seamless communication among the multidisciplinary team of agencies that investigate child abuse. CAN is located in a safe, child-friendly facility known as the Children’s Advocacy Center, which was specially designed for the comfort of children and families and the agencies involved in child abuse investigations.