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Halloween Safety Tips!

Date: October 21, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Festive costumes, a surplus of candy at the grocery store, and Hocus Pocus reruns have all come together to signal that special time of year again- Halloween. While Halloween is one of the most exciting nights during the year for children, it also has the reputation of being one of the most worrisome nights for…

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What is a MDT?

Date: October 17, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Children’s Advocacy Centers were created with the purpose to better serve children who are victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or witness to violent crime. In order to respond to child abuse in communities, CACs use a multi-disciplinary team, “MDT,” approach. This inter-agency approach includes law enforcement, social services, medical, prosecutors, victim advocacy and mental health professionals….

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What is the National Children’s Alliance?

Date: October 10, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

As of 2012, the number of children served by Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country increased by 175 percent since 2000. Started by former Congressman Robert E. “Bud” Cramer in 1985 in Huntsville, Alabama as an effort to create a better system to help abused children, CACs are now located throughout the world.The National Children’s…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Date: October 3, 2013 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. It evolved from the first Day of Unity in 1981 with the intent to connect advocates for survivors of domestic violence across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. During the month of October, advocates working to end…

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