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Louisiana’s Safe Haven Law

Date: February 26, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

In 2000, Louisiana joined Texas and other states by enacting the Safe Haven Law, allowing parents who have no other alternative and may abandon their baby the option of leaving their baby in the care of an employee at a Safe Haven facility. If your baby and the baby’s well-being are in danger, you can…

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Safety Tips for Carnival Season!

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

Mardi Gras is a wonderful time for families to enjoy! Although it is very exciting, Mardi Gras can be stressful for parents and caregivers. By following simple safety instructions, parents can maximize on fun for their children and have peace of mind during the parades. Be aware that this year, new parade route rules have…

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We are CPR/AED Certified!

Date: February 12, 2014 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Last week, the staff of the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center attended CPR/AED training at the American Red Cross Training Center! We have all been certified for adult and pediatric CPR and AED! Although we do not anticipate needing to perform CPR/AED, because of our frequent interaction with children, it is important to be prepared in…

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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

According to the Center for Disease Control, in a single year, nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a person they are dating. One in ten high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. During the month of February, it is important to take…

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