Family Services:

Child Advocacy Center

The CAC is nationally accredited through the National Children's Alliance.  Historically, a lack of agency coordination often resulted in questioning a child victim of abuse and a fractured investigation.  The necessity of recounting the details of their abuse to individual agency representatives caused unintentional stress and trauma for the child and often produced relunctance to testify in court against their abuser.


Now at the CAC, a Multiisciplinary Team of law enforcement, prosecution representatives, child protective service workers, child advocates, and medical/mental health professionals work together to obtain facts about the alleged abuse in a more streamlined and efficient approach.  The CAC serves Upshur and Lewis Counties.


The CAC provides:

  • recorded forensic interview,

  • forensic interviewer on staff,

  • child advocate on staff,

  • child safety curriculum in the school system and an adult safety curriculum to interested parties.

  • trauma focused child therapy

For additional information, please contact:

Laura McDaniels, MSW, LSW

Child Advocate

Buckhannon, WV, 26201


The Child Advocacy Center is partners with: