CATS: Center for Assault Treatment Services
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CATS: Center for Assault Treatment Services

CATS Mission and Vision
The mission of Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s 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. That’s 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 training modules.

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 attorney’s office, and advocacy agencies.

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.

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