The Mary Abbott Children's House provides three main types of services to the community:
At the request of law enforcement or DHS Child Protective Services, highly trained Abbott House forensic interviewers conduct child friendly, non-judgmental interviews of children who are suspected victims or witnesses of abuse. Read more.
Abbott House conducts medical assessments on children who are believed to have been the victim of sexual or physical abuse or neglect. Assessments range in scope and detail depending on the nature of the allegation. All medical assessments at this time are conducted by Abbott House’s Director of Nursing Services. Medical assessments conducted at Abbott House are not medical examinations and do not take the place of primary care provided by a physician, nurse practitioner, or any other primary care provider. Read more.
To increase the public's awareness of child abuse, Mary Abbott Children's House offers various educational presentations on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the issue of child abuse. Presentations are offered to civic groups, church groups, community organizations, or any interested parties. Read more.