PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST

in responding to sexual abuse

The Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center provides a victim-focused response to abuse so children and families are able to heal.

We coordinate investigations with law enforcement, child protection agencies, prosecutors, mental health and medical professionals, and victim advocates to work together when investigating allegations of child sexual abuse in Delaware County.

The Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center is a program of Family Support Line, an organization dedicated to preventing and treating child sexual abuse in Delaware County for over 25 years.

News & Events

May 16, 2018

Main Line Gives

FSL is participating in the inaugural Main Line Gives event on May 31, 2018. We are pooling our resources with other nonprofits across the Main Line to raise awareness and support.  To learn more follow MainLineGives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @mainlinegives.  Click here to donate or start your own FSL fundraiser to prevent child abuse.  
March 27, 2018

Bids for Kids

Bids For Kids is April 27, 2018 at Llanerch Country Club! Buy your tickets today!
March 27, 2018

Meet the Advocates

On March 22, 2018 Family Advocates Lesi Elbirn and Kristian Coronado hosted an information session for child welfare and medical professionals. Lesi and Kristian outlined their roles within the CAC and shared resources offered by FSL.  The Family Advocates serve as the first point of contact with families and the multi-disciplinary team members, coordinate forensic interviews, refer families to FSL therapists, refer for medical exams and […]

The Community Connection Blog

September 14, 2018

Cyber Safety: Part II

Cyber Safety – Part II – Help, Hope, & Healing Research shows that scare tactics backfire. They don’t encourage healthier behaviors! So, how do I talk about these very real risks without freaking readers out? I want them to THINK about how to address these issues – not run away from them!  That’s what I said to myself once looked at what I’d drafted for this […]
July 26, 2018

What I’ve Learned as a Forensic Interviewer

I often meet people, as we all do, who ask what I do for a living. When I reply, “I’m a forensic interviewer”, I am often asked, “What’s that?” To which I explain, I conduct neutral, fact finding interviews with children who are suspected victims of sexual abuse. The majority of people assume that I’m some sort of saint, which I promise you, I am not. […]
April 4, 2018

Cyber Safety Part 1

Cyber safety: Part 1 – Conversations are Key   When I took my first computer class in high school (in 1985!!!), I never dreamed that students would be using digital technology as they do today.  Nor would I have believed that, in 2018, I’d be talking with 240 6th graders at Northley Middle School (Go Vikings!) about cybersafety, planning cybersafety programs for 1st graders at Chester […]