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2016 Gala

Date: June 20, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who helped make our 4th annual Step Up for Children Gala such a smashing success. Two months have already passed since over $60,000 was raised!  With the bar having been set, plans are underway for what is sure to be our biggest and best event yet.  On Saturday,…

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Summer Safety

Date: June 15, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Summer is upon us and while many people know the hazards of swimming and fireworks, people often forget the other risks that warm weather can bring. Here are some simple tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe this summer.   The National Children’s Cancer Society recommends the following sun precautions: Limit time…

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Foster Care Month – Pt. 2

Date: May 19, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

This is part two of a two part series written by Jackie, our Americorps VISTA, in honor of National Foster Care month. Part 1 can be found HERE. Myth #6 – Foster parents are in it for the money. In most places, the state only provides the amount of funding needed to provide for 75-80%…

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Foster Care Month – Pt. 1

Date: May 15, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

In recognition of National Foster Care Month, Jackie, the Jefferson CAC’s VISTA, who is also a foster care alum and long-time foster care activist, offered to address some commonly held beliefs about the foster care system and children within it. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.   Myth #1 – Only bad…

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Recap

Date: May 12, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

In April, the Jefferson CAC was honored to participate in a variety of Child Abuse Prevention Month events. We shared many of these on our social media accounts and invited our followers to participate.   For those of you who might be curious about how these events turned out, we’d like to provide a recap….

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Memorials Remember Lost Children

Date: April 12, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Child welfare professionals, the courts and law enforcement are constantly fighting to keep children safe, but there are still some cases where warning signs are missed or the system acts too slowly. It is estimated that approximately 1600 children die from abuse and neglect in the United States annually. According to the Child Welfare Information…

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Gala Next Weekend

Date: April 8, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

No doubt, if you’re connected to our Facebook or Twitter accounts, you’ve seen posts about our upcoming Gala. With the event a little more than one week away, time is running out to purchase tickets.   The 4th Annual Step Up for Children Gala will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the National WWII…

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Pinwheels for Prevention

Date: March 30, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Jefferson CAC will be participating in events all month to commemorate the occasion. We invite you to do the same. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts will share a variety of events available in Jefferson Parish.   One national initiative, in which we will be participating, is…

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CAC Renovations

Date: March 5, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Prior to the Mardi Gras break, the Jefferson CAC underwent two long-anticipated renovations. The first was a purely cosmetic improvement, but the second was done to improve upon the quality of our forensic interview DVDs for the benefit of law enforcement, the courts and the Department of Children and Family Services.   The cosmetic improvement…

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Mardi Gras Alternatives

Date: February 3, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

We shared a blog post recently about the many great things to be enjoyed leading up to Fat Tuesday. The flip side of this, for some families, is that by the time Fat Tuesday arrives, the last thing they want to do is go to a parade. With that in mind, here are some alternative…

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