Child Protect of Mercer County and Starting Points Family Resource Center was recently featured on television station WVVA News in West Virginia for the work it does in protecting children and making them feel safe and comfortable. Check out the full story below!
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers. We encourage you to watch this video from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which provides helpful information about the needs of these youth.
This month, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency announced that $48 million of Penn State University’s penalties from the Jerry Sandusky case will go toward combating child sexual abuse, partly through CACs such as Pennsylvania's A Child’s Place in Mercy Hospital.
Earlier this month, Arizona's Department of Child Safety and Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona joined together to open a new emergency placement center for children removed from unsafe homes. Now, children in need will no longer have to sleep at the DCS offices. Instead, they will have a soft bed in a welcoming environment at the new center!
Members: You can now access 3 new technical assistance pieces on evidence-based mental health treatment for trauma associated with abuse. These resources are available free of charge and can be edited to include your CAC's logo. Download today at http://bit.ly/1g1IQye
Did you know?
- A child is abused or neglected every 47 seconds in the U.S.
- 315,806 children were served by CACs in 2014.
- There are 777 CACs nationwide.
- 2.6 million children have been set on a pathway to healing by CACs since 2004.
We cannot continue to do this important work without you. Help today's victims become survivors, and give now at http://bit.ly/1fGPdHf
Despite her recent cancer diagnosis, Melissa Angiolillo from the Worcester County CAC in Massachusetts continues to work in a limited capacity to help children in need. Melissa's dedication is truly inspiring, and we encourage you to read her interview with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
This article serves as a sobering reminder that, even as we struggle to define, quantify and address human trafficking, we must be mindful of the fact that the more vulnerable the population, the higher the risk for being victimized.
At last week's Hill Day, Guardian Care Center CAC was able to speak with Oregon Representative Greg Walden about the issues impacting their organization. Hill Day meetings like this allow for our Leadership Conference attendees to meet with their specific Members of Congress to discuss CACs and legislation they are working on that impact us.
In Teresa Huizar's latest HuffPost Impact blog, she shares how Children's Advocacy Centers help families navigate through the difficult process of sibling abuse intervention - approximately 18% of the over 315,000 sexual abuse cases seen last year.
How do you characterize the Duggar scandal? Is it rape, molestation, sexual abuse? NCA's Teresa Huizar shared her insight with CNN's Carol Costello last week. Follow the link below to watch the complete interview.
Thank you to Tom Ashbrook of On Point Radio for including our Executive Director Teresa Huizar in this morning's discussion of child abuse here in the U.S.
Congratulations to our 2015 Award winners! These individuals and associations have each demonstrated a passion for our cause, and we are thrilled to honor them this year at #NCALeadership2015:
*Volunteer Leadership Individual Award: Lisa Degreeter on behalf of Dave and June Harcum
*Volunteer Leadership Group Award: Jennifer White on behalf of ICT S.O.S.
*Horowitz-Barker Professional Leadership Award: Dr. R. Daryl Steiner of Canton, OH
*Outstanding Chapter Leader Award: Tom King from the Massachusetts Children's Alliance
*Bud Cramer Award: Patti Marshall, Assistant Attorney General in Jackson, MS
We're kicking off our 2015 Leadership Conference in DC tonight with a special awards presentation honoring outstanding leaders in the CAC movement. Looking forward to seeing everyone this evening! #NCALeadership2015
Very excited about most recent newsletter from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention highlighting the effective and efficient work of Children's Advocacy Centers. We are so grateful for your support!
Check out all of these superstar champions from last weekend's Family Walk/Run Against Abuse hosted by one of our #50Stars for this month, the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan! A great event to raise the CAC profile in Michigan!
Check out the inspiring team from Children's Trust of Roanoke Valley, one of our #50Stars for the month of May. Children's Trust has been instrumental in providing training for other CACs in the region to ensure that all kids in Virginia are receiving the highest quality of care and support. Thanks for all that you do! http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/50-stars-50-states
#tbt to the Annual Membership Meeting at Leadership Conference 2013! Can you believe we're only 2 weeks away from #LC2015? Looking forward to seeing everyone in DC. There's still time to register! Just visit: http://bit.ly/1Fca8eW
NCA's Deputy Director Kim Day was recently invited to take part in a two day meeting to discuss child abuse prevention strategies with Darkness to Light at the national YMCA office. What a great opportunity to develop important partnerships with organizations that are doing great work for kids!
Welcome to May everyone! A new month means new Stars for our #50StarsIn50States campaign. Check out the great work of the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan and Children's Trust!
This past weekend, NCA had the privilege of running in the Champions 4 Children 5k hosted by SafeSpot Children's Advocacy Center of Fairfax County! What a great event to benefit such an important organization! Some of us didn't look nearly this peppy by the end of the race...
Have you seen the powerful #ChildAbusePreventionMonth campaign from the Center for Child Protection in Travis County called "Kids Don't Talk Like This"? Go to www.SpotItStopIt.org to learn more #SpotItStopIt
A great video from Assistant State's Attorney Shauna Boliker about the incredible value of the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, one of NCA's #50StarsIn50States for April!
Breaking news! The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has just passed the Senate with a vote of 99-0! #JVTA
We are so pleased with the deal reached to pass the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. We would like to sincerely thank all of the champions of this Bill! We're looking forward to seeing the impact of the #JVTA unfold for victims in desperate need of critical services.