Need to report suspected child abuse? Call the Child Abuse Reporting Hotline: 1 (877) 54A-BUSE


The Children’s Advocacy Center of Sullivan County (CAC) provides help, hope, and healing to child victims of sexual and physical abuse.



by providing a warm, non-threatening place for children to tell their story to a specially trained Forensic Interviewer.


through intervention by a team of professionals trained to investigate and prosecute allegations of child sexual abuse.


through trauma-focused counseling that helps the child victim develop coping skills and improve his/her self-image.

🎉Congratulations to our essay contest winner, Jessica from Sullivan Central High School! 🎉 Read and swipe to read Jessica’s ideas on how we can make the world safer for youth in our area. 🤗 We believe that what our kids and teenagers have to say is important, and we hope that Jessica’s idea can be implemented in area schools. Thank you Jessica and all who entered! 🤩 ...

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Congratulations to our contest winners! 🎉🎉🎉 Pictured: All Kids Matter - Brantley, Bluff City Elementary ...

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Meet our staff!🎉🎉

Amanda White, BSW
Prevention Education Coordinator and Forensic Interviewer

Amanda graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Social Work. She has also holds the certifications of ChildFirst Forensic Interviewer, Stewards of Children Facilitator, and Nurturing Parenting Facilitator. Amanda holds the NASW Code of Ethics and six core values of social work as important lenses to view her work at the CAC through. Growing up in East Tennessee, she is passionate about the people in her area and dedicated to serving them through the CAC and beyond. Amanda hopes to equip the community with tools they need prevent child abuse and give a voice to children who need it most.

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Amy Whitt-Bachman, BA
Forensic Interviewer

Amy is a graduate of Carson Newman University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Amy has been in the child protection field for 25 years. She has been employed by the CAC as a forensic interviewer for 13 years and has completed over 4,000 forensic interviews. Amy is the voice of child victims and was the 2013 recipient of “The Voice for Victims” award which was presented by the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole in recognition of her dedication to working with child victims.

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Valerie Waruszewski

Valerie joined our CAC team with over three decades of training and experience in a variety of areas and settings. She earned a PhD in counseling from Liberty University, an advanced Biblical Diploma from Light University, and holds certifications in Play therapy, trauma care, and Choice Theory and Reality therapy. She is also a nationally certified counselor and holds professional counselor licenses in Tennessee and Virginia. Valerie enjoys spending time with her family and counts it as an honor to be granted the opportunity and privilege of joining our courageous and amazing children and their families in their journey of healing and recovery.

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150 Blountville Bypass
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.279.1222
Fax: 423.212.2260

©2010-2018 Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County. All Rights Reserved.Funding is provided through grants, local government, and generous donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers are provided at no cost. All donations to the Children's Advocacy Center are tax deductible due to our 501(c)(3) status.

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