The Queen Anne's County
Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (CARE) Center
Services
The CARE Center's services revolve around our child and family-friendly facility and our multidisciplinary partners, which include social services, law enforcement, prosecution,
medical, and mental health agencies and individuals.
 
If you need help or you would like to make a referral,
please contact the Department of Social Services at 410-758-8000, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For assistance 24 hours a day, contact the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office at 410-758-0770
or the Maryland State Police at 410-758-1101 .  
  
  1. 1
    MULTIDISCIPLINARY REVIEW
    A team response to serious child maltreatment allegations includes representation from all partners.
  2. 1
    FORENSIC INTERVIEWS
    Investigators trained in Forensic Interviewing helps us obtain a statement from the child victim in an objective, sensitive, and legally defensible manner.
  3. 2
    FAMILY & VICTIM ADVOCACY
    Services for child victims and family members includes referrals to services/resources, legal preparation and support throughout the intervention process.
  4. 3
    TRAUMA-FOCUSED ASSESSMENT & THERAPY
    Assessment of child and family functioning and the impact of victimization helps the child and family begin their journey toward healing.
  5. 4
    LAW ENFORCEMENT & PROSECUTION
    Coordinated law enforcement investigations and legal services ensure that the child is safe and that the perpetrator is prosecuted.
  6. 6
    MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
    Forensic physical exams performed by doctors and nurses specializing in Child Abuse Pediatrics help reassure children about their physical health.
  7. 6
    CASE REVIEW
    Monthly Multidisciplinary Team case review and information-sharing helps identify strategies to best help the child and family and move the case forward.
  8. 8
    COMMUNITY AWARENESS & PREVENTION
    Programs for the general community help raise awareness, encourage residents to report child abuse, and help families parent more effectively.

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