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Sunscreen Safety: Keeping your Kids Safe in the Sun!

Date: June 28, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Summer has arrived in New Orleans, and even though we swim through the humidity, it sure doesn’t stop us from getting outside, especially if we have kids. But, before letting them run outside, remember to put sunscreen on them. Below are some tips and tricks to help keep your kids from turning into tomatoes this…

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Jefferson CAC Welcomes New Community Care Coordinator

Date: June 15, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

The Jefferson CAC is proud to welcome Angele Thibodaux to the family! Mrs. Thibodaux comes to us from the Jefferson Parish DA’s office, bringing with her extensive knowledge of the judicial system, and a degree in Legal Studies from Tulane University.   A New Orleans native, food is definitely her favorite thing about the city….

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Step Up for Children Gala 2016

Date: May 9, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

It’s hard to believe that our 5th Annual Step Up for Children Gala has come and gone, but we hope that everyone had a great time. We can’t begin to thank all of our supporters that helped to make our event such an incredible success.   We are over the moon to announce that $72,000…

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Spotlight on Becky Fos

Date: March 31, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

As you may or may not know, April is a special (and busy) month for us. Not only is the Jefferson CAC honoring major milestones, but it is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We have been incredibly fortunate to receive community support over the years, and this year is no exception. The amazingly talented…

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Date: March 15, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 children will become a victim of sexual abuse by their 18th birthday and nearly 5 children die every day in America as a result of abuse and/or neglect?! The Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center along with partners throughout Louisiana and the US are working diligently to combat this…

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Oh so THAT’S Mardi Gras.

Date: February 19, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

If you follow our blog or Facebook page, you’ll know that our last blog was all about Mardi Gras from a Wisconsinite’s point of view. Well, I’m back for part two to tell you all about my Mardi Gras experience, and I think I’ve figured out the kid-friendly side of things, as well.   I’m…

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Wait, You Bring Your Kids to Mardi Gras?

Date: February 2, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Three words come to mind when I think of Mardi Gras: boobs, beads, and booze. As someone who was born and raised in the Midwest, Mardi Gras has always been presented to me as this wild night where anything can happen, and you leave all your cares on Bourbon Street as you walk out of…

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What’s so Magical about Midnight?

Date: January 19, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

All right people, it’s time to be brutally honest here, and admit that it’s only weeks into the New Year, and resolution has become a word you laugh at or cringe at with tears in your eyes. What were you thinking? You’ve never accomplished any resolutions in the past years, so why would this year…

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Tidwell and Kaiser Become Facilitators in Darkness to Light

Date: January 14, 2016 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

In November of 2015, Jefferson CAC Therapist Marti Tidwell and VISTA Hannah Kaiser had the opportunity to become facilitators in the research-based prevention program Darkness to Light. The training took eight hours, and was held in Hammond, LA. During the training, Marti and Hannah were both re-trained in the Stewards of Children prevention program, and…

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Celebrating ALL of the Holidays – Part 2

Date: December 24, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

As mentioned in our previous post, we are taking time this holiday season to explore the history and meaning behind two other holidays, also celebrated during this time of year. Last week, Hanukkah was discussed, and this week we will focus on Kwanzaa.   Around for less than 50 years, Kwanzaa (“first fruit” in Swahili)…

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