Child Abuse Prevention

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

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

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

Take action to change children’s lives

  By Kirsten Arreguin, Program Manger, Jackson County Child Welfare and Board Member, The Children’s Advocacy Center April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thank you for taking the time to read and get informed about child abuse prevention. Most people would probably avoid reading about the abuse and neglect of children. It’s easier to ignore

Does child abuse happen in our state? In Jackson County?

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County April is child abuse prevention/awareness month.  This is my traditional April Blog recognizing and focusing on the problem of child abuse. I was doing a little research to see what was going on in the world of child abuse.  I found

Change for Children: Our 3 Agency Collaborative Brainchild

  By Jennifer Mylenek, Executive Director of CASA of Jackson and Josephine Counties The month of April represents Child Abuse Awareness, which helps shine a spotlight on the tragic circumstances of hundreds of thousands of abused and/or neglected children in the U.S.  It is also a month in which I’m honored to be a part

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

The tragedy of Victoria Martens we must prevent in the future

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Today I am sitting in my office trying to get caught up after the big snow fall in Medford.  The office is officially closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  It is very quiet and peaceful here. I have
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