Our Services Include
A 24 hour crisis line allows victims and their caregivers or friends to talk with specially trained staff.
To speak to someone or request further services from Silverleaf, please dial (270) 234-9236, or toll-free at 1-877-672-2124.
We also participate in the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). You may contact them at 1-800-656-HOPE for a national rape crisis line.
Mental health professionals are available for short-term individual and family therapy with victims and their non-offending caregivers.
We pride ourselves on providing specialized trauma-informed, evidence based practices to all our clients.
Trained advocates assist victims throughout the court system by orienting them to its complexities and acting as a liaison with prosecutors and investigators.
If you would like contact with an advocate, please call the office. Advocates provide support and information, NOT legal advice or legal assistance.
A forensic interview provided to a child or an adult is a structured form of questioning for the purpose of gathering information to further the criminal investigation of an abuse allegation.
Silverleaf will directly provide an interview as well as host interviews for other trained professionals. The Elizabethtown office has victim friendly child and adult interview rooms equipped with closed circuit audiovisual capabilities. Referrals for forensic interviews must be requested by social services personnel or law enforcement.
Medical Examinations and Victim Support
Forensic evidence collection exams can be completed up to 96 hours after an assault.
If the victim is 14 years or older, evidence will be collected by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), a nurse who has specialized training to complete sexual assault exams. A Silverleaf representative will be available for support. Additionally, Silverleaf offers medical exams for children age 13 and under. A request for the examination must be made by the investigating agency before an exam will be scheduled. A physician who has received specialized training will complete the medical exam at the Silverleaf office in Elizabethtown.
Child physical and sexual abuse cases are staffed using a multidisciplinary team approach.
Several members from different disciplines including Children’s Advocacy Center Staff, Law Enforcement, Social Services, Prosecutors, School Systems, Mental Health Therapists, and Forensic Interviewers collaborate together to make recommendations to assist the child and his or her family with healing. The best interest of the child is ALWAYS the main priority.
Silverleaf provides education and training programs to child, adolescent, and adult groups, as well as professionals.
Education on the statewide violence prevention program, Green Dot, is also available.
Consultation, Information, and Referral
Consultations are provided with various professionals and agencies regarding programmatic and general sexual assault and sexual abuse issues, including facilitating the development and implementation of multidisciplinary team investigations.
Assistance is also available to direct victims and family members to appropriate resources.