Children’s Advocacy Center Welcomes a New Director

Cortney Tabb, new Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center for Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties

Edited from Submitted Materials

The Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (FSA) has named Cortney Tabb as the new Director for the nonprofit’s Children’s Advocacy Center for Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties (CAC).

We are excited to have Cortney as part of the team and excited to begin this new chapter in the CAC. Cortney’s experience and diverse background will provide the community with what is needed to rebrand and move the CAC to the next level.” said Sean Gerow, CEO for Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The CAC provides a safe space for children who have experienced abuse can receive a single exam and interview for the legal system rather than repeated exams and interviews as each aspect of the justice system gathers information as well as allowing the child is able to receive trauma therapy so that they can thrive beyond their traumatic experience.

Cortney Tabb arrives to her role in the leadership of CAC after serving in Geisinger’s Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, and Women’s Health departments. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Keystone College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University, Ms. Tabb has served as a mental health and social work professional in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the past 12 years.

In addition to her professional and educational background, Ms. Tabb is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified provider in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders, personality disorders, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Throughout her career, she has taken on the myriad of challenges involved in providing behavioral health services at the highest level to underserved and at-risk populations.

I am honored to have the opportunity to continue the work and mission of the CAC in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties and look forward to expanding available services to the community’s most vulnerable population. It is my goal to provide a center that children and adolescents can feel safe while navigating through and processing the traumas they have experienced.” said Cortney Tabb.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties was established in 2015 after stakeholders in each county determined a need for child advocacy center services. Since its beginnings, the mission of the center has been to deliver an immediate, effective, well-integrated community response to child abuse. A guiding principle of the CAC is to decrease the amount of trauma child victims experience during the course of an investigation and to make sure they receive the services they need to thrive.

Finally, the FSA leadership and Board of Directors would like to express their thanks and best wishes to the former Director of the CAC, Janine Fortney, for her service and commitment to the CAC and the community it serves.

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