FAN Services include:
-Forensic Medical Examinations;
-Testing for drug exposed children;
-Training for our Multidisciplinary Teams and Community Members.
-To provide centralized access to an integrated system of services for victims of abuse;
-To provide coordination of high quality, reliable, timely, consistent psychosocial history and assessment interviews and forensic medical examinations;
-To provide an increased coordination of efforts toward prevention, identification, treatment and prosecution of abuse.
FAN works to support and strengthen families through education and direct services, thus setting in place a system that will break the cycle of abusive behaviors. FAN, although based at Good Samaritan Hospital, realizes a regional structure that improves the response of community and health professionals assisting those who have been abused; and provides awareness and educational resources throughout West-Central Nebraska.
Across the country, advocates for abused children have created child advocacy centers. In our communities, while we recognize that the majority of the individuals served will be children, there is a definite focus on serving vulnerable populations of all ages.
FAN serves these 14 Nebraska counties:
Adams, Blaine, Buffalo, Custer, Loup, Furnas, Gosper, Dawson, Franklin, Kearney, Harlan, Phelps, Sherman and Valley.