Yes! Research shows that if a caregiver responds appropriately to their child’s emotional needs, the outcomes for that child improve. We know that many times when caregivers bring their child to the CAC, they feel uncertain and ill-equipped about how to manage their child’s emotional or behavioral needs. Indeed, this may be the first traumatic experience their child and family have ever endured. Because of this, CAC staff provide wrap-around services not only to the child, but to their entire family. While mental health counseling services are provided only to the child, our family advocate can help with community referrals, finding resources, and advocacy.