Community “Farmers” Planting Seeds of Hope

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County — from her speech at our October, 2017 Cherish a Child Luncheon   A wise man looked at the response in place in Jackson County for victims of child abuse and thought there was opportunity to improve this response. That wise

Spotlight on a Volunteer: Samantha Bohling

  When did you start volunteering at the Children’s Advocacy Center? I started volunteering at the Children’s Advocacy Center on September 20, 2017. How did you become familiar with the Center, how did you find out? I became familiar with the Center through two sources: A list of possible internship facilities through the SOU website,

Help kids develop healthy body boundaries

  By Leah Howell, Training Coordinator, The Protect Our Children Project of  The Children’s Adv0cacy Center of Jackson County One aspect of effective child sexual abuse prevention is creating a relationship with your child or other children in your care that encourages openness about their body boundaries. Adults should always support a child in deciding

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