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Advance the Dream for Children!

Date: August 28, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Today, 50 years after the March on Washington, we are given the opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made as a society. Since 1963, we have made strides towards what is in the best interest of our children in the following ways: · (1973) Marian Wright Edelman founds the Children’s Defense Fund, a…

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New Law: Who is a mandated reporter for child abuse?

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

A mandated reporter is anyone who frequently works with children. These professionals can include coaches, clergy, educational professionals, as well as social workers. The new law, which came into effect August 1st, states that these individuals are mandated reporters even when they are not serving in their profession. Although occupation is an indicator of whether…

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Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrom

Date: August 12, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Last Thursday, Dr. Neha Mehta gave a presentation on Abusive Head Trauma to members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team. Dr. Mehta, who is the medical director of the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center, Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, presented to members of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gretna Police Department, Department of Children and Family Services and the District…

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$5,000 Awarded to the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center

Date: August 5, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Jefferson Parish Council Awards $5,000 to the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center From left to right (Wayne Zimmerman, JCAC Board President; Omalee Gordon, JCAC Board Secretary; Yvonne James, JCAC Office Manager; Brittney Bergeron, JCAC Forensic Interviewer; Erika Dupepe, JCAC Executive Director; Ashley Sturz, JCAC AmeriCorps VISTA; Mark Spears, Councilman and JCAC Advisory Board Member; Gail Pesses,…

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