Arnold Palmer Hospital

Assessment, advocacy and treatment all in one location.

About Us

The Children's Advocacy Center is a place where professionals, such as police officers, Florida Department of Children and Families workers, school officials, nurses and doctors jointly investigate and protect victims of our community’s worst child abuse cases. Children are able to tell their stories in one family friendly location, which gives them the chance they deserve to heal from abuse. 

Our Cases

The program's main goals are to prevent the re-victimization of children, to ensure abused children can get mental health counseling to heal, and to effectively prosecute perpetrators of child abuse. We have served cases involving:

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child deaths
  • Shaken babies
  • Burns
  • Broken bones

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Personal Child Advocates

To ensure each child is helped according to his or her specific needs, a personal child advocate is provided to guide families through the entire process, from the beginning of the abuse investigation to prosecution of the offender.

The child advocate helps:

  • Provide a feeling of safety for the child.
  • Alleviate the crisis faced by the child and the child's family.
  • Link the family with specialized counseling services.

For more information on the Children's Advocacy Center and training/resources related to child abuse and neglect, visit

Contact Us

The Children's Advocacy Center is located at the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families:

The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families
601 W. Michigan Street ~ Orlando, FL 32805
Phone: 407.317.7430

To report suspected child abuse, please call 1.800.96.ABUSE (22873).