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Six Louisianian Children Rescued from Prostitution

Date: July 30, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Six Children Recovered from Prostitution The FBI partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Operation Cross Country–an initiative to rescue children forced into prostitution as well as arrest those who prostitute these children. In total,105 children were rescued and 150 pimps were arrested in a three day probe throughout 76…

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What is child sexual abuse?

Date: July 22, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

“It could never happen to my family…” “Child sex abuse doesn’t exist in my neighborhood…” There are a lot of misconceptions about child sexual abuse. Although we would like to believe that the children closest to us would never be subject to sex abuse, research shows that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6…

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LGBTQ Youth Disproportionately Victimized

Date: July 16, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Between five and 10 percent of the population identify as LGBTQ, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. Research shows that there are disproportionate numbers of LGBTQ youth facing family rejection, victimization and abuse and neglect at home. When LGBTQ youth are victims of violence and family rejection, the likelihood that they will participate in…

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Recent Study Focuses on Effects of Sibling Aggression

Date: July 9, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

I was recently watching an episode of a cartoon in which a sister sends her younger brother forward in time “forever” so that she could continue her life in peace and quiet. This show reminded me of the occasional combativeness I expressed with my younger brother. Who hasn’t wanted to send a sibling forward in…

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Keeping Kids Safe on July 4th

Date: July 2, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

With Independence Day quickly approaching, we would like to provide you with some tips on child safety! While July 4th is an opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate everything American with parades and fireworks, it is important to observe safety precautions which can help you and your families avoid dangerous situations….

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