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Darkness2Light: Stewards of Children Training

Date: January 26, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Informed adults are the best protectors of children. With that in mind, the Jefferson CAC proudly offers the Darkness2Light: Stewards of Children curriculum for preventing child sexual abuse. We have three trained facilitators on staff and all of our trainings, offered free of charge, are open to the public. Our currently scheduled trainings for 2015…

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Mardi Gras Tips

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

Fat Tuesday falls on 2/17 this year. For people who’ve never spent Mardi Gras in New Orleans, there is a lot to learn.   Mardigrasneworleans.com has a countdown to Mardi Gras on their site and a printable schedule of the parades, including routes.   Bourbonandboots.com features a history of Mardi Gras and a simple recipe…

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Amazon Smile and iGive benefit Jefferson CAC

Date: January 13, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Warmer months are ahead and many people will be shopping on-line in preparation. If you will be hitting on-line retailers for gifts, decorations, summer gear or even completely unrelated items, now is the perfect time to set up your online shopping accounts to make automatic donations to the Jefferson CAC at no additional charge to you! By visiting AmazonSmile,…

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Resolving to Succeed

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

Numerous on-line sources indicate that less than 10% of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Fortunately, there are at least as many resources offering suggestions for how resolutions can be achieved. In reviewing a number of these resources, several themes emerged for success:   1) Pick something you really do want, not just something you…

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Our Top Christmas Songs

Date: December 23, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

We asked our staff to name their top three holiday songs and these were the responses they gave:   Erika Dupepe, Executive Director: “Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole “Merry Christmas Baby” by B.B. King   Ashley Ditta, Counselor/School Prevention Program Coordinator: The N*Sync Christmas Album “Please Come Home…

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Community Gifting

Date: December 19, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

A gift under the tree can make one child happy. Below, are some suggestions for gifts you can give to our community, to help local kids, on an on-going basis:   Contact your local Children’s Advocacy Center and ask how they could use your help.   Attend a free Darkness2Light: Stewards of Children training and…

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Holiday Safety – Part 2

Date: December 9, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Before Thanksgiving, we offered some holiday safety tips from The National Safety Council. Here are some more tips to ensure that your holidays are safe, happy and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following: • Defensive driving is extra important when more people may consume alcohol and drive impaired. • Time spent…

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Winter Family Events

Date: December 4, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Kids are likely to get bored with so much time off school in the near future, unless their parents have a few tricks up their sleeves. Luckily, family-friendly activities are offered locally all winter.   Christmas in the District – 12/3-24 – carolers, concerts, contests, light show display, “Santa Paws” dog parade/costume contest, “The Running…

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The Gendered Toys Debate

Date: December 1, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Toy department shoppers can often see, even before entering an aisle, whether it contains an abundance of pinks, purples and princesses or primary colored superheroes, automobiles and legos. If this gendering of toys is good, bad or otherwise, has been debated for some time. There have been studies indicating that babies who haven’t been influenced…

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Gala Planning Underway

Date: November 20, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

The Jefferson CAC’s 4th Annual Step up for Children Gala is still a few months away, but work has been happening since early summer, to ensure that this year’s Gala is bigger and better than ever. In 2015, the Gala will be held on Saturday, April 18!   With mixed feelings, the Step up for…

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