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 criminal justice system by orienting them to its complexities and acting as a liaison with prosecutors and investigators. Advocates can provide accompaniment to file reports and protective orders.
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 at any emergency room in Kentucky.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) receive specialized training to complete sexual assault exams. All persons who have experienced sexual assault have a right to access medical treatment, a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE), and medical advocacy services, regardless of whether they decide to make a report to law enforcement. A Silverleaf representative will be available for in-person support at all of our local emergency rooms when consent is given by the patient. Additionally, medical services can be provided at Silverleaf’s Elizabethtown location by appointment.
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.