Parenting

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

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

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

Parenting Teens: A Mom’s Story

  By Ginny Sagal, Communication and Outreach Coordinator at the Children’s Advocacy Center Since starting my job as Communication and Outreach Coordinator at CAC, I have had some thoughts about my parenting.  Being an older mom with twins has been a wonderful journey.  When they were little I would be very careful where they went