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Resources for CACs, Partners, and Caregivers In 20-25% of cases handled by Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), youth or children under age 18 have acted out against another child.1 Research also shows that a similar proportion (23.2%) of sexual assaults are committed by juveniles.2 Therefore, a significant proportion of child sexual abuse cases encountered by CACs …

December 15, 2017
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In Australia, Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) have been raised as a way to improve responses to child abuse based on the demonstrated benefits of this approach in the United States. However, there are some important differences between jurisdictions in the U.S. and Australia that need to be considered in adapting the approach. For one, many …

December 7, 2017
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National Expert on Child Abuse Investigation and Trauma Treatment Teresa Huizar is executive director of the Washington-based National Children’s Alliance. She has served at every level in the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) movement, beginning her career in 1993 at a CAC in Colorado developing psychoeducation curricula. She has subsequently served in executive roles at the …

November 22, 2016
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Co-authored by Janis Wolak, Senior Researcher, University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center Sextortion—threats to expose sexual images—can spark life-altering crises in the lives of young people. A new report we authored for University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) aims to shed some light on this new phenomenon and its consequences. …

September 29, 2016