CATS Mission and Vision
The mission of Northridge Hospital Medical Centers CATS program is
to assure and promote dignity and respect for victims of domestic and sexual
assault and child victims of sexual abuse, minimize their trauma, and provide
law enforcement with the evidentiary documentation to successfully prosecute
perpetrators. Our vision is of a world in which every child and adult are free
of abuse, neglect and exploitation and able to achieve his or her full potential
for a health filled, responsible and productive life.
Who are the Victims
Most people think that child abuse and neglect only happens to babies and small
children. Thats not true. About two thirds of all cases of child abuse
involve children between the ages of five and eighteen. At CATS we treat victims
of domestic and sexual assault and child victims of sexual abuse of all ages in
a warm and caring environment. To most victims, CATS represents their first step
on the road to recovery.
Prevention through Education
CATS provides, off-site and online learning experiences to teachers, child care
providers, social workers, healthcare practitioners and other professionals who
work with children. The program incorporates awareness, risks, prevention and
reporting procedures through the use of educational materials, books, videos,
power point presentations, and the online
Working with Community Agencies
CATS is a collaborative multidisciplinary program with a broad range of
established relationships. CATS collabrates with law enforcement, child
protective services, district attorneys office, and advocacy
How I Can Help
CATS is a program of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, a nonprofit
community hospital. CATS depends on the generous donations of private
individuals, foundations, and corporations to sustain its services.
Send a donation.