Amy Economopolous is the Executive Director of the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in Woodstock, Georgia. She has been the executive director since 2000.
CACGA: What is the Anna Crawford Children’s Center and what is its mission?
Amy: The Anna Crawford Children’s Center has transformed our community’s response to child abuse, giving families hope in their darkest moments. The Anna Crawford Children’s Center, located in Woodstock, Georgia, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect; and protecting and serving children and families. Since opening the doors in 1990, our staff has worked together to serve over five thousand families in Cherokee County, allowing them to live safer, healthier, fuller and more rewarding lives. Services are provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese, at no charge to the children and families.
Programs based out of the Anna Crawford Children’s Center include the following:
Child Advocacy Center (CAC) – The CAC program provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigation, intervention and treatment aimed at minimizing trauma and anxiety for child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Services include forensic interviews, individual and group therapy and support sessions for child victims and their non-offending caregivers, victim and family advocacy services, multidisciplinary team case review meetings, and expert testimony. [Read more…]