Transformation: Why CAC Matters

  By Leah Howell, Jackson County Training Coordinator, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN Child Abuse Prevention Training My son just started preschool this year.  Two days per week, he gathers with 10 other 3 year-olds and follows a routine of play, circle time, and snack. Right now he and his classmates are learning about the life-cycle of

How are children faring in Oregon?

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Today I am sitting in my office listening to the rain and feeling a little sad and a lot overwhelmed.  It’s Sunday and the office is very quiet except for the rain trickling through the rain gutters and the tap of

Judge blames rape victim for not “keeping her knees together”

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County That day is not today. Remember in my last blog that I yearned for a tomorrow where people understood trauma and what consent is?  Well, after reading a story in the news and doing a little research on that story…that day
Children feeding goat

A Building Bridges Adventure with the CAC kids

  By Virginia Sagal, Communication & Outreach Coordinator, The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County The kids were waiting, very excited for the bus to arrive and take them to the Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm! There they would get a tour of the farm. The tour would include visiting with all the Sanctuary

Protect Our Children Training

The Children’s Advocacy Center offers the Protect Our Children child sexual abuse prevention training on a monthly basis, and can also provide on-site trainings for groups of 5 or more. For more information about the training visit Protect Our Children or contact Leah Howell, Training Coordinator at:        
Mary Beattie Protect Our Children Project Coordinator

Join the MOVEMENT to Protect Our Children

  By Mary Beattie, Project Coordinator for The Ford Family Foundation’s Protect Our Children Project For over 15 years I’ve contributed what I could as a volunteer, board member, employee, student, community member, and parent to help address the issue of child abuse in my community. Now, as the contracted project coordinator for The Ford