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Holiday Safety Tips

Date: November 14, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and with it the holiday season! Although this may be “the most wonderful time of year,” holidays can pose certain risks. Below are some helpful suggestions to ensure that you and yours have a safe and happy holiday season.   The National Safety Council (NSC) offers the following holiday…

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National Adoption Month

Date: November 7, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

November is National Adoption Month. In the United States alone, there are half a million children in foster care, a third of which are legally free for adoption. Each November, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, National Adoption Day is held, to bring attention to the children still waiting for permanent families. This year, National Adoption…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Year Round

Date: November 3, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 12 million women and men are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States each year and nearly half of all women and men in the United States will experience some degree of psychological aggression by an intimate partner…

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Bullying Awareness Month

Date: October 21, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

October marks the 13th annual National Bullying Prevention Month! Although the Jefferson CAC has featured a variety of anti-bullying tools and articles on our social media accounts, we wanted to highlight a few additional points.   Many of today’s parents were bullied as children. For some, the echoes of unkind words from peers may still…

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Halloween Safety Tips

Date: October 17, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Halloween is fun and exciting, especially for children. In the chaos, however, it is easy to forget about personal safety. Some suggestions are listed below for a safe, happy Halloween. Go with your children. If you can’t, have another trusted adult go. Children should stay in the adults’ line of sight and should know not…

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School Prevention Program Enters 13th Year

Date: October 6, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

A total of 28,575 local students have been reached through the Jefferson CAC’s School Prevention Program since it began in 2002. This school year, 333 students in the 1st-3rd grades at Boudreaux Elementary have already gone through the program, with another 600 students scheduled this week at Terrytown Elementary.   “Upon showing the DVD, I talk…

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Bergeron Attends Developmental Disability Training

Date: September 29, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Brittney Bergeron, the Jefferson CAC’s Forensic Interviewer, recently attended a training to enhance her skills when interviewing children and adults with developmental disabilities. The “Children with Disabilities and Crime Victimization” training was held from July 28 – 29 in St. Martinsville and facilitated by Scott Modell, Ph.D., the Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of…

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An Abundance of Local Family Events

Date: September 22, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” It’s one of the least favorite phrases any parent can hear. Fortunately, there are a number of family-friendly events happening between now and the start of the new year.   The Audubon Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium all have events on their calendars in the coming months, including Halloween events…

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Counting down to Gretna Fest

Date: September 11, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

It’s that time of year again! The Gretna Heritage Festival is right around the corner and the organizers have pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 20th Anniversary “like you’ve never seen or heard before.” This year, the 3-day event kicks off on Friday, October 3rd at 4pm, with gates opening at 3pm, and…

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KIDLINE Offers Support for Louisiana Parents

Date: August 27, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Most, if not all, parents at one time or another will encounter a parenting topic or skill that they lack the information to make the best decision possible. In those instances, many can turn to a trusted friend or family member for guidance. Others, however, may lack such personal connections or may find it helpful…

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