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River Bridge Regional Center

RBRC is a Child Advocacy Center serving child abuse victims and works closely with child protection and law enforcement to ensure that all child abuse victims are provided the necessary services to heal. We work to ensure that all professionals work together leading to the best outcomes.

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Mountain West SANE Alliance

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Crime/Abuse Victims
Females

Description

Mountain West SANE Program: In 2012, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program for adults in the Roaring Fork Valley closed. Consequently, victims of sexual assault in our community had to travel to Frisco or Grand Junction for this essential service. Forming the Mountain West SANE Alliance (MWSA), a small group of dedicated professionals came together to reinstate these services, but, given limited funding, mounting volunteer hours, and borrowed space, the longevity of the program was not secure. To ensure that our community does not lose these services again, RBRC stepped forward in early 2018 to take responsibility for the program. River Bridge is providing the structure and leadership to guarantee the permanency of the Mountain West SANE Program.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Family Advocacy

Class

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Crime/ Abuse Victims
Families

Description

Two specially trained advocates provides crisis intervention and support throughout an investigation and prosecution. Each child and his/her family is supported and fully informed about the process ahead and provided information about victims' rights and local resources. In addition, the advocates facilitie a monthly advocate meeting.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Key Evaluation Results (January 1 - December 31, 2018):
• 100% of caregivers agree the staff members at the Center have been friendly and pleasant.
• 93% of caregivers agree that if they knew anyone else who was dealing with a situation like the one their family faced they would tell the person about the Center.
• 86% of caregivers agree the services I have received have helped me support my child and meet his or her needs.
• 86% of caregivers agree the Center has done everything it can to assist my child and me.

Forensic Medical Exams & Consultation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Crime/ Abuse Victims
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

In a fully functional exam room children may receive a forensic medical exam to determine if any pertinent health treatments are necessary. This exam is also used to gather evidence of assault. RBRC has two nurses certified in pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations (SANE) to provide examinations on site for children ages 2-12. We also have a team of SANE nurses able to complete exams for children ages 13 - 18.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The number of children served annually with a medical exam and/or consultation has increased dramatically over the last 5 years.
RBRC provided 35 children medical services on site in 2015, 40 children in 2016 and 35 children in 2017 and 47 children seen for a medical in 2018.

Mental Health

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Crime/ Abuse Victims
Families

Description

Two on-site mental health therapists provide mental health consultation, education and referral and individual and family counseling/therapy for the abused children and their non-offending family members to help them recover. Mental health services are often provided immediately on an emergency basis while the child and family are on-site for a forensic interview.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2018, 100% of the clients referred to RBRC received education on the benefits of mental health treatment for PTSD symptoms. Each client received a recommendation and referral for evidence based treatment.

Case Review

Class

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy 

Beneficiaries

Crime/ Abuse Victims
Families

Description

The multi-disciplinary approach provides ongoing case reviews for every child that is seen at RBRC. This improves outcomes for the victims and their families.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2018, RBRC held 33 case reviews for Pitkin, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties with 100% participation with partnering agencies (Law Enforcement, District Attorney Offices, and County Health and Human Services).

Community Outreach and Education

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults

Description

Training, Education, and Support for Child Abuse Professionals: RBRC provides ongoing training for the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and other community partners with topics including identifying the signs and symptoms of child abuse, abuse prevention, mandatory reporting, and CAC orientation.
Community Education and Outreach: RBRC provides education and outreach to promote community understanding of child abuse prevention and intervention.

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Evidence of Program's Success

RBRC training programs reached over 3,048 community members in 2018.

Forensic Interviews

Class

Crime & Legal 

Beneficiaries

Crime/ Abuse Victims
Families
Female Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Male Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)

Description

Two onsite forensic interviewers meet each child, asking age-appropriate, non-leading questions allowing children to disclose their traumatic experiences. At RBRC, the child only has to tell his or her story once while being videotaped in a private, child-friendly room. The approach limits re-traumatizing the victim and provides coordinated investigations.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2018, 100% of survey respondents rated the quality of on-site forensic interviews as very good or excellent.
In 2018 100% of all referrals for forensic interviews were provided forensic interview services by RBRC. In 2018 232 children/adolescents were provided a forensic interview.

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