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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

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

How are children faring in Oregon?

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Today I am sitting in my office listening to the rain and feeling a little sad and a lot overwhelmed.  It’s Sunday and the office is very quiet except for the rain trickling through the rain gutters and the tap of

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

Childhood trauma’s link to adult health & premature death

  This is a post by Betsy Lewis, a Nonprofit Social Media Marketing Consultant working at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County   I make posts on Facebook for the Children’s Advocacy Center, so I read and think about child abuse almost every day. Not easy reading, but it’s minor, considering that there are

What About False Reports of Child Sexual Assault?

By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Recently I read a Letter to the Editor in a publication produced in Jackson County regarding false allegations of sexual assault and felt compelled to provide some clarification around some of the information that was written in the editor’s response. I am