CANOPY CENTER COVERS THE NEEDS OF ABUSED CHILDREN

Guests:  Donna Fox, Executive Director; Nicole Wells, Childcare Specialist; Megan Henry, CASA Program Director, Canopy Center

Canopy Center is a child abuse treatment and prevention agency which works to strengthen the family unit and address the long-term effects of child abuse.

Advocating for the needs of children is paramount. The Center does this through three programs: (1) OASIS supports the healthy functioning of families who have been affected by incest and child sexual abuse. (2) CASA provides volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to work with abused and neglected children who are under the protection or authority of the Dane County Courts. (3) PARENT TO CHILD (P2C) provides supervised family visits to parents and children who are in CHIPS (Children in Need of Protective Services).

On this program, Donna Fox, Nicole Wells, and Megan describe how these programs work to address the often complex and challenging needs of some of Dane County’s most vulnerable children. You’ll hear how every effort is made to create trauma-informed environments, build trust, and reduce the effects of the abuse children and non-offending parents and caregivers have endured. Every situation is different, but the goal is the same: to strengthen families and ensure safety, support and permanence to the lives of children, teens and adults impacted by trauma and adversity.

More information on programs and volunteer opportunities is available at canopy center.org.