Your Child's 1st Visit

You and your child have been referred to Hope Haven as child abuse is suspected or has been reported. With the child abuse claims now being investigated, we understand that families and caregivers will have many questions regarding the investigation process. Hope Haven is here to help you and your child every step of the way on your path towards healing and justice. 

Step 1

Forensic Interview

Our highly trained and compassionate forensic interviewer will speak with your child in a neutral and relaxed environment.


The goal of the interview is to gather important facts regarding the investigation while limiting the trauma your child must face by telling his or her story.


Our interviewers are skilled at talking with kids of all ages and developmental levels.

Step 2

Meet With Investigator

After the forensic interview is complete, you will meet an investigator from local law enforcement and child protective services. 


We work closely with law enforcement and state agencies to ensure you stay informed throughout the investigative process. 


Step 3

Medical Exam

In some cases, a forensic medical exam maybe needed.


If it is determined that your child needs a medical exam, our family advocate will schedule your appointment and guide you through the medical exam process. 

Hope Haven has partnered with the Children's Safe Center in Biloxi to conduct the forensic medical exam.


Their staff are trained child abuse professionals with extensive medical, courtroom, and investigative experience in child maltreatment.

Step 4

Family Advocate

During your visit to Hope Haven, you will learn about the other services our center can provide such as therapy and family advocacy. 

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model prioritizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is an evidence based therapy treatment designed to reduce the impact of sexual abuse and trauma. 

As our family advocate works with you and your child, you can be assured you will have the necessary tools and resources to support your child's needs following abuse.

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706 US Hwy 90
Waveland, MS 39576
Tel: 228.466.6395
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