Teens

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

“Jayden” benefits from the Caring for Kids Campaign

  By Theresa Hart, Development Director for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County In March, we created three stories of children who have received services in our Medical Department for our Caring for Kids Campaign. These stories were based on real life experiences of children who had received services in our Medical Department. The

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

Judge blames rape victim for not “keeping her knees together”

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County That day is not today. Remember in my last blog that I yearned for a tomorrow where people understood trauma and what consent is?  Well, after reading a story in the news and doing a little research on that story…that day

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

Just Wanted to Tell You

                Just Wanted to Tell You Poem by Catherine Zern, LCSW Your eyes were far away tonight And you didn’t have time to tell me a story Or listen to my fears of the dark So I screamed and cried til you spanked me But I was just