Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis is a University-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high quality trauma-focused services to youth, families and the community. We promote resiliency, physical safety, and emotional stability through comprehensive research, forensic, clinical, educational and advocacy programming.

This program serves children impacted by all types of traumatic events including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.  We serve witnesses of domestic abuse and violent crime and children who have suffered accidents, natural disasters and traumatic bereavement.  We also have therapies for children with sexual behavior issues and who are difficult to manage at home and school.  

We accomplish our mission by providing child sensitive forensic interviews and individual, family and group counseling.


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If you would like more information about supporting Children's Advocacy Services at UMSL, please contact:

Deborah Godwin