Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services Northwest
2800 N. Vancouver Avenue, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97227
Celebrating its 20th year, Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services Northwest (CARES NW) is a collaborative, community-based center serving more than 4,000 children annually with state-of-the-art medical assessment and treatment of child abuse services. Services at CARES NW, one of the oldest and largest child abuse assessment centers in the nation, include a comprehensive medical evaluation of sexual and physical abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence and/or to a critical incident; triage; consultation and training; research; and prevention.
CARES NW staff guided participants on a tour of its medical clinic, a walk-through of the program with an accompanying description of each service. Visitors gained an opportunity to speak with CARES NW staff regarding the referral and evaluation process, as well as with law enforcement and Child Protective Service community partners to learn how a collaborative multidisciplinary program operates.