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Our vision is of a world in which every child and adult is free of abuse, neglect and exploitation and able to achieve his or her full potential for a health filled, responsible and productive life.
Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted and every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the U.S.
The Center for Assault Treatment Services (C⋅A⋅T⋅S) of Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a member of the 24-hour/7-day per-week Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) program in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys that provides support for sexually and domestically abused women and children.
C⋅A⋅T⋅S’ mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to victims of domestic and sexual assault and child victims of sexual abuse in a supportive and comforting environment. C⋅A⋅T⋅S treats approximately 1,000 children and adults for sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence each year.
The C⋅A⋅T⋅S team trains thousands of community leaders in mandated child abuse reporting guidelines. The program’s four service components help victims begin the recovery process while providing law enforcement with evidence to assist with the investigation process.
- Referrals to a patient advocate for short-term and long-term counseling
- Forensic interviews
- Medical examinations in a supportive environment with state-of-the-art equipment
- Outreach and training