Spotlight on a Volunteer: Hannah Fisher-Tachouet

  When did you start volunteering at the Children’s Advocacy Center? I started volunteering at the Children’s Advocacy Center in July of 2017. How did you become familiar with the Center? How did you find out? I found out about the Center initially online when I was searching for organizations that I wanted to volunteer

Cherish a Child Luncheon

  By Theresa Hart. Development Director for The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Each year the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County hosts a fundraising luncheon. During these luncheons, guests will receive an update from Tammi Pitzen, CAC Executive Director, about what’s happened at the CAC in the last year. They will also hear

It takes a Community Response

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Many of you have heard me say that child abuse is a community problem that deserves a community response. I actually say and write that frequently.  It did not originate with me, and I actually can’t tell you who said it

Volunteers: The Heart of the Center

  By Ginny Sagal, Communication & Outreach Coordinator for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County It’s 9am and the Children’s Advocacy Center is open. Clients are coming in for a therapy session, therapy assessment, medical service, or forensic interview. They are greeted by a CAC employee and many times by a volunteer. This is

Are your kids safe at summer camp?

  By Leah Howell, Training Coordinator for the Protect Our Children Project of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County I have worked at summer camps for most of my career.  I started as a junior camp counselor, and over the course of high school, college, and graduate school found myself drawn to camp program

Why is it so difficult? (And staying undaunted)

  By Betsy Lewis, Social Media Contractor for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County I post about the topic of child abuse to the CAC’s social media platforms. I have done this for a few years now, and many days it seems like I am posting some version of the same story over and

“Jayden” benefits from the Caring for Kids Campaign

  By Theresa Hart, Development Director for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County In March, we created three stories of children who have received services in our Medical Department for our Caring for Kids Campaign. These stories were based on real life experiences of children who had received services in our Medical Department. The

A Father’s Love Can Change the World

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County I am definitely my father’s daughter. I can remember when I was 4 or so, following him around just like his shadow, no matter what he was doing.  When he was mowing the lawn, I was right there in his footsteps