Abusers and Offenders

10 ways to keep children safe from abuse this holiday season

  By Betsy Lewis, Social Media Contractor for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County The holidays are here, and families and friends are gathering together to celebrate. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also the time of year when all types of child abuse increase. And it is those we know, these very family members

One Thing You Can Do That Matters

  By Ginny Sagal, Communication & Outreach Coordinator for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County You can’t read a newspaper or turn on a television without hearing about child sexual abuse. Do not feel helpless. There is one thing you can do that matters in addressing child sexual abuse.  You can take a child

“My family survived” because of the CAC

  This is a speech by Lori Phillips from the Children’s Advocacy Center 2017 Cherish a Child Luncheon The year was 1993. My oldest daughter, Jennifer, came to me one evening and disclosed a horrific truth. Her father had sexually molested her. She was 11 years old that year. The specific abuse had taken place

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

Ensure your child/teen is safe in the care of a youth organization

  By Leah Howell, Protect Our Children Training Coordinator Recent headlines are almost unbelievable. Another employee from a youth serving organization has been accused of making sexual advances toward a teen.  It makes us wonder how this person has been allowed to join the ranks of a reputable organization. We assume that the employment screening