Stewards of Children

10 ways to keep children safe from abuse this holiday season

  By Betsy Lewis, Social Media Contractor for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County The holidays are here, and families and friends are gathering together to celebrate. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also the time of year when all types of child abuse increase. And it is those we know, these very family members

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

Ensure your child/teen is safe in the care of a youth organization

  By Leah Howell, Protect Our Children Training Coordinator Recent headlines are almost unbelievable. Another employee from a youth serving organization has been accused of making sexual advances toward a teen.  It makes us wonder how this person has been allowed to join the ranks of a reputable organization. We assume that the employment screening
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

Protect Our Children: To Act Is To Care (here’s how)

By Tammi Pitzen, Executive Director, The Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County In my office I have posted up on my bulletin board this quote: Now that you know, you cannot feign ignorance. Now that you’re aware of the problem, you cannot pretend you don’t care. To be concerned is to be human, to act

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