|About||The Carousel Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to assisting victims of child physical/sexual abuse.|
|Mission||To meet the physical, emotional and psychological needs of children who have suffered physical or sexual abuse; and to improve the community through child abuse education and prevention.|
The People of The Carousel Center
Amy Feath, Executive Director
Julie Ozier, Forensic Interviewer/Clinical Services Supervisor
Lisa Brooks, Child Therapist/Interviewer
Windy Ezzell, Child Therapist/Interviewer
Bucky Moorehead, Child Therapist
Angie Vandenberg, Volunteer Child Therapist
Alex Hayson, Child Therapist/Family Advocate
Sarah Brickels, Family Advocate
Mary Beth Koehler, CME Provider
Kendra Kellermann, CME Provider
Cathy Meriam, Office/Volunteer Manager
|Awards||2012-2013 Fundraising Board of the Year Award. Thanks to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (NC Cape Fear Region Chapter)|
NC-rostered Child Medical Evaluation professionals perform a complete forensic/medical examination in a nurturing and supportive environment for children who report physical or sexual abuse. The forensic/medical evaluation is assures that evidence is neither missed nor compromised while it is documented for possible prosecution efforts.
Specifically trained Child Forensic Interviewers create a safe space to gather the essential abuse event information, while being extremely sensitive to each child's needs. Carousel has non-threatening, designated forensic interview rooms - designed for specific age ranges - with accompanying observation rooms for law enforcement and child protection investigators to view the live interview, and support a "one time/one place" philosophy of interviewing each child. All forensic interviewers are trained to conduct each child interview, with age-appropriate, forensically sound, and non-leading evidence-based protocols, while assisting law enforcement and child protection investigators to set a sound investigative foundation.
On-site Family Advocate ensure that children and the non-offending family members are supported through the Child Medical Evaluation process, assist with referrals for on-going care, defining options/next steps, assist with addressing unmet family needs, as well as court accompaniment for future case dispositions.
Child Trauma Therapy
Various types of therapy including traditional talk therapy, art therapy and play therapy are offered at Carousel for children who have experienced sexual/ physical abuse, or other traumatic event. Carousel proudly employs nationally-certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) therapists, who utilize this evidence-based treatment to ensure child survivors heal, while having their adult, non-offending caregivers walking the healing journey right beside them all the way. Carousel boasts being 1 of 3