To Report Suspected Abuse Call DCYF at (800) 894-5533 - For Emergencies Dial 911


The Granite State Children’s Alliance provides a variety of programs dedicated not only to providing a coordinated response for a forensic interview at the Child Advocacy Center, but also to educaitng adults in the community about their role in the child protections system and filling gaps to provide healthy next steps in the healing process.

Child Advocacy Centers

Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) provide coordinated support to children 3-18 (and their caregivers) who are alleging child sexual abuse, felony level physical abuse, or have witnessed a violetnt crime such as homicide or domestic violence.  CACs strive to reduce trauma suffered by child victims of abuse by creating a child-friendly, victim-centered safe place where children can talk to a trained professional forensic interviewer about their abuse and streamline the investigative process.


KNOW & TELL® is an education program to educate all adults to KNOW the signs of abuse and TELL responsible authorities when a child needs helpThis comprehensive program provides exceptional professional development opportunities to schools, youth serving organizations, camps, coaches, law enforcement, first responders and other members of the community who work with children.

Behavioral Health Services

Our Behavioral Health Program provides onsite behavioral health services at the Child Advocacy Centers in Belknap, Hillsborough (Manchester) and Cheshire Counties.  The program provides trauma-informed, licensed behavioral health clinicians who will work with you and your child to assess the impact of any traumas your child has experienced, as well as any other current mental health-related concerns you may have for your child.

H.E.A.R.T. Program

The majority of the children seen at Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) in NH are school age. Through our Helping Ensure Appropriate Response to Trauma (H.E.A.R.T) program, CACs are partnering with school districts to address trauma related needs of school aged children.

The H.E.A.R.T program is a collaboration between school districts and the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center in order (with parental permission) to inform appropriate school personnel when a child has been seen at the CAC, so that school staff can respond to the child’s needs in an appropriate, trauma informed way.


We offer a wide variety of expert trainings for our partners and those in the field.

Child Advocacy Center model response; including-
The Science behind the forensic interview, your role on the MDT, and
minimal facts gathering for first responders



If a child tells you that he or she has been hurt or you are concerned that a child may be the victim of any type of abuse or neglect, you are required to call the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Central Intake Unit at:

Telephone: (800) 894-5533

Contact your local police department with urgent child abuse or neglect reports or dial 911 in an emergency.

Proof of abuse and neglect is not required to make a report.