Gundersen Center for Violence Prevention and Intervention
Improving the health and well-being of people in area communities has a way of helping people around the world. It's an important priority at Gundersen Health System, and it begins with preventing domestic violence and child abuse. We work with professionals across the nation and around the world, offering innovative educational training, conferences and programs that help some of the most vulnerable in our society--abused, missing and exploited children, victims of crime, sexual and domestic abuse.
For missing, exploited and abused children
Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (Gundersen NCPTC) and its programs, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center and Center for Effective Discipline, work to end all forms of child abuse through education, training and prevention, while advocating for and serving children, adult survivors and communities.
Gundersen NCPTC prepares current and future child protection professionals to recognize and report the abuse of children. As leaders in the field since 2003, more than 180,000 child protection professionals have been trained in all 50 states and 19 countries on topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention.
For crime victims
Our team works with victims of violent, personal crime in La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson, Trempealeau, Crawford and Vernon Counties, providing crisis counseling, advocacy, information and referral services. Our services are free and confidential to victims of robbery, violent personal injury, assault, drunk driving, sexual assault, survivors of homicide victims and secondary victims.
For those dealing with domestic abuse, sexual assault
Crisis intervention, advice, advocacy and support are part of the Gundersen Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program. Services are free and confidential.