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Children with Disabilities and Sexual Abuse

Date: June 27, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Children with Disabilities and Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse of children with disabilities is an alarming but greatly ignored issue. Children with disabilities–such as physical, mental, intellectual– are 2.9 times more likely to be sexually abused than children without disabilities. Vulnerability to sexual abuse increases depending on the child’s disability. For instance, children with intellectual and…

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National PTSD Awareness Day

Date: June 19, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day June 27th is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. About half of all women and 60% of men have experienced trauma, and of those 20% and 8%, respectively, have developed PTSD. Sexual and physical abuse are traumatic events, and children who experience it may suffer from post…

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The Importance of CACs Explained by Bud Cramer

Date: June 10, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Bud Cramer Explains Importance of CACs Bud Cramer makes a plea to Congress and the President to install funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country. Bud, a former Alabama Congressperson and District Attorney, was instrumental in the creation of the CAC model and eventually the National Children’s Alliance. Mr. Cramer recounts his journey and…

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Protecting Your Child on the Internet

Date: June 7, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Protecting Your Child on the Internet Social media and the internet has forever changed the way we communicate. Through the internet, most specifically through Facebook and social media, we can update our friends in a matter of seconds about where we are, what we’re doing, and we can even post our pictures. However, these freedoms…

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Bill to Require Restitution for Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

Date: June 6, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Bill to Require Restitution for Victims of Child Sex Trafficking A bill will soon be presented to the Governor that will require perpetrators to pay restitution to their child victims of sex trafficking. Through this bill, Senate Bill 88 sponsored by Senator Sharon Weston Broom, the Exploited Children’s Special Fund will be created. The fund will…

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