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138 Marietta Rd.
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Chillicothe Ohio, 45601

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       Child Protection Center of Ross County

               Serving Children of Ross and Surrounding Counties

Mental Health

Children who have suffered abuse are often in need of someone they can talk to who will help them work through their feelings about what they experienced.  After the child has come to our agency for an exam or an interview, it is time to begin the healing process. That is what counseling can do.  One of the most damaging aspects of child abuse is the violation of trust, safety and control when the abuse comes from someone they know and love.  And, as we see here at the clinic, it is often the case that the abuser is someone the child knows and loves.  Of the children we have seen, 87 % of the suspected perpetrators were relatives or lived in the home.  When possible, Brian Bethel, our child therapist, can work with the child and family on some of the issues that may arise for the child. We may also refer the child to receive counseling at another agency, possibly one closer to home.  Adult family members may also benefit from talking with a professional about the effects of the abuse on them.  Appropriate referrals will be made in this circumstance.

Participating Members: Ross County Children’s Services, Adena Health System, Scioto-Paint Valley Mental Health Center, Ross County Prosecutors Office, Ross County Sheriff’s Department, Chillicothe Police Department and contracting physicians

Child Protection Center provides  services to the public and is funded by grants (including Victims Of Crime Act and Children's Trust Fund) and donations.

Supported in part as a Community Benefit of Adena Health System