Family

“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

“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

A Father’s Love Can Change the World

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County I am definitely my father’s daughter. I can remember when I was 4 or so, following him around just like his shadow, no matter what he was doing.  When he was mowing the lawn, I was right there in his footsteps

Celebrating Mother’s Day

    By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County May is all about our Moms.  If we are a Mom, then a small part may be about us. Today I am feeling a little melancholy, as one of my friend’s granddaughters passed away after many health challenges.  My heart

It’s 32 Degrees and this Child is Wearing Flip Flops

  By Ginny Sagal, Communication & Outreach Coordinator, The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County When I was working at the schools teaching science, I saw a lot: Watching when the seasons changed who was wearing flip flops when the temperature was 32 degrees. Which child would come to school without a jacket and wearing

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