is internationally recognized as an innovative, model program for the treatment
of child victims. In a unique public/private partnership, Stuart House co-locates,
in a child-friendly facility, an onsite, multi-agency child protection team (police,
prosecutors and DCFS workers) to respond immediately to children who report sexual
abuse, expedite criminal investigations and implement child protection actions.
Stuart House also provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment (24-hour emergency
medical care, forensic services, and specialized therapy) to help child victims
and their families cope with the traumatic effects of sexual abuse and to prevent
the potentially long-term deleterious effects of childhood victimization on physical
and emotional health, learning, and psychosocial development.