PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

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

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

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

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