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November 14, 2012

Butterfly House earns re-accreditation from National Children’s Alliance

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 — The Butterfly House Child Advocacy Center has been awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process.

As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient and put the needs of child victims of abuse first.  Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision.  

Accredited CACs such as The Butterfly House must undergo a re-accreditation process every five years to ensure that best practices are continually being applied. With accreditation standards being updated in 2010, re-accreditation this year reflects The Butterfly House’s commitment to providing evidence-based methods practice.  

The Butterfly House is a Child Advocacy Center on the Stanly Regional campus that provides evaluation and supportive services for possible victims of child maltreatment, which includes reported sexual and physical abuse and neglect.  

“As a team of individuals dedicated to responding to child abuse, we recognize the importance of maintaining accredited status from National Children’s Alliance. Re-accreditation not only validates our organization’s dedication to proven effective approaches of child abuse intervention and prevention, but also contributes to consistency across the child advocacy center movement as a whole,” said Amy Yow, manager of Stanly Regional’s Butterfly House Child Advocacy Center.

“The Butterfly House at Stanly Regional is to be commended for its continued commitment to effectively serve victims of child abuse. As the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country, our goal is to ensure that every victim of child abuse has access to high quality services that result from professional collaboration. By requiring accredited centers to undergo re-accreditation every five years, we ensure that evidence-based practices are being implemented and the highest quality of service is being provided,” said Teresa Hunter, executive director of National Children’s Alliance.

For more information about The Butterfly House, visit www.stanly.org.

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