Mission Kids Earns Satellite Membership from National Children’s Alliance



National Children’s Alliance recognizes Mission Kids for its ongoing delivery of high quality and effective services to child abuse victims through Satellite Membership


East Norriton, PA (11.1.22) – Mission Kids has been awarded Satellite Membership by the National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and review process. The National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of 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.

Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center was established in 2008 to develop and oversee a coordinated, multidisciplinary and comprehensive response to reports of suspected child sexual and physical abuse. It coordinates a team response to child abuse allegations with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, the 50 police departments in Montgomery County and the Pennsylvania State Police. As a Satellite Member of National Children’s Alliance, Mission Kids is dedicated to providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse.
National Children’s Alliance awards Satellite Membership based on a CAC’s compliance with 3 national standards to ensure effective, efficient and consistent delivery of services to child abuse victims. Satellite Members must utilize a functioning and effective Multidisciplinary Team approach to work collaboratively in child abuse investigation, prosecution, and treatment.

“As an organization dedicated to achieving justice for victims of child abuse, we recognize the importance of garnering Satellite Member status from National Children’s Alliance. Satellite membership not only validates Mission Kids’ 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 Leslie Slingsby, Executive Director of Mission Kids.

“Mission Kids is to be commended for its commitment to effectively serve victims of child abuse. As the national association 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. With the Satellite Membership application process, we ensure that evidence-based practices are being implemented and the highest quality of service is being provided,” remarked Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance.

Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization which offers a multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting to achieve healing and justice for child victims while promoting their physical and mental well-being. Advancing the field of child advocacy, Mission Kids is a leader in prevention education, professional training, research, public policy work, and mentorship as it seeks to ensure that the world is a safer and better place for all children.

National Children’s Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for over 900 Children’s Advocacy Centers and 50 State Chapters serving each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first, National Children’s Alliance provides support and advocacy to its accredited membership, as well as numerous developing centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals around the country, and the world. As the national authority on multidisciplinary approaches to supporting child victims of abuse, the purpose of National Children’s Alliance is to empower local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse. Founded in 1990, National Children’s Alliance provides accreditation opportunities, financial assistance, training, technical assistance, research and education to communities, child abuse professionals and children’s advocacy centers throughout the United States in support of child abuse intervention, advocacy and prevention.