Prevention of Child Abuse

TAKE ACTION in 2018: Make a plan to do these 5 things to keep kids safe

  By Betsy Lewis, Social Media Contractor for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County The beginning of a new year is a great time to regroup, reevaluate and recommit to a new plan of action for protecting your kids from abuse. By knowing what to do and making a few simple changes, you can

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

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

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

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

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

Child Abuse: A greater incident rate than cancer

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County April is Child Abuse Prevention month.  This is the time of year that we use to spread the word about the social and public health issue that plagues our children.  Many people do not generally think about child abuse unless they