Child Abuse Victims

Finding a Voice: Vince Gill

  By Leah Howell, Training Coordinator for the Protect Our Children Project of the Children’s Advocacy Center I’m not much of a country music fan, though I lived 30 minutes from Nashville throughout college and for years afterward. Even now, I read about a country musician, or something happening in Nashville that will bring me

My secret.

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County January is here again.  Halfway over and then on to February.  I don’t typically get very personal on this blog.  However it seems timely to talk about secondary trauma and what that might look like in a child.  I say timely

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

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