Mission Statement

Hearing their voices - Healing their hearts. - Carol W. Yarborough

The mission of the Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center is to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children ages 0-18 years throughout the Midlands of South Carolina.

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Evidence a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report their abuse.

Over 30% of victims never disclose the experience to ANYONE. Almost 80% initally deny abuse or are tentative in disclosing. Approximately 75% disclose accidentally. More than 20% eventaully recant even though the abuse occurred. Fabricated sexual abuse reports constitute only 1%-4% of all reported cases. Of these reports, 75% are falsely reported by adults, 25% are reported by children, children 1/2% of the time.

We thank you for visiting our website, while you are here you can click on the Events link to learn about the events that help support the work of the Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center. Click on Donate to learn how you can donate to help us continue our mission to assist children who are victims of child abuse. Visit the Volunteers & Internships page, we are always looking for volunteers and interns. Learn how you can become a part of the Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center.