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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

Philanthropy Should Be at the Heart of All Local Businesses

By Renae Dixon, KeyBank At KeyBank, we have one overall goal: to help our clients and communities thrive. While we have a laser focus on financial wellness, we realize the benefit of a holistic approach to well-being and are always looking for ways to be involved in the communities where we live and work. That

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
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

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

A Strong Man

By Tammi Pitzen, Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County I will let you in on a secret. I love animated movies. I love Disney. I love Pixar. Long before I had my son, I would watch these movies . . . usually not on the big screen, but in the privacy of

707 Victims of Child Abuse in Jackson County

In preparation for April’s child abuse prevention and awareness activities, I have been looking at a lot of child abuse numbers . . . statistics etc. I do not believe that the numbers ever tell the full story. In Jackson County in 2013, there were 707 child victims of abuse or neglect. These are not

What is your No More?

By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Not surprising, I would say, but here we are in 2015 and I am still getting questions and reading about delayed reporting of sexual assault and how that must mean the abuse did not happen. I really don’t know what to say