PROTECT OUR CHILDREN Child Abuse Prevention Training

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

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

Help kids develop healthy body boundaries

  By Leah Howell, Training Coordinator, The Protect Our Children Project of  The Children’s Adv0cacy Center of Jackson County One aspect of effective child sexual abuse prevention is creating a relationship with your child or other children in your care that encourages openness about their body boundaries. Adults should always support a child in deciding

Cherish a Child Luncheon

  By Theresa Hart. Development Director for The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Each year the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County hosts a fundraising luncheon. During these luncheons, guests will receive an update from Tammi Pitzen, CAC Executive Director, about what’s happened at the CAC in the last year. They will also hear

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

The tragedy of Victoria Martens we must prevent in the future

  By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County Today I am sitting in my office trying to get caught up after the big snow fall in Medford.  The office is officially closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  It is very quiet and peaceful here. I have

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