Child Advocacy Centers create a child-friendly setting, which puts children at ease and allows professionals to do their work. A child forensic interviewer is trained to obtain all information in an unbiased and sensitive manner. Prosecutors, police, child protective service workers, medical personnel, mental health counselors, and others all coordinate to ensure that all the necessary information is elicited from the child at a Child Advocacy Center. Before 1993 we routinely saw cases where young children were forced to recount the horrors they experienced at the hands of a predators over and over and over again. Our system traumatized these victims, often as much as the abuse itself. Many kids endured a dozen interviews before the “professionals” could figure out what to do with the case. And sadly some kids did not have the strength to proceed after facing the rigors of the system. The failures of that approach to child protection led a group of caring professionals in Buchanan County to open a child advocacy center in our community. With the Child Advocacy and specially trained child interviewers the child is only interviewed once. By working with multiple agencies the child is no longer traumatized by having to speak about their abuse over and over to different people. This kind of team approach results in better decisions regarding the conduct of the investigation and its outcome. Our children now have the best resources available in which to disclose abuse and receive professional counseling at no cost.