To Matter

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

Transformation: Why CAC Matters

  By Leah Howell, Jackson County Training Coordinator, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN Child Abuse Prevention Training My son just started preschool this year.  Two days per week, he gathers with 10 other 3 year-olds and follows a routine of play, circle time, and snack. Right now he and his classmates are learning about the life-cycle of

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

Why it Matters

This is a post by Randy Ellison, author of the book — Boys Don’t Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse. Randy is also Board President of  Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service (OAASIS) Why does what happened to me matter? Why does telling my story matter? Why does your story matter? What difference does