CSEC

Sometimes, we shouldn't call them victims

Judy CohenDecember 12, 2017
Insights
Co-authored with Kelly Kinnish "Don’t give up on your client.  When I first started therapy, I wouldn’t talk…every time, I wouldn’t talk for like the whole hour… some therapists would have given up…""The lady [prior therapist] tried to force things and just wrote stuff down…""Therapists should sit and listen…""What people don’t know when you’re going into therapy… you don’t know these people, you gotta gain trust...Continue

Extending Jenna's Law to Trafficking Victims

Jenna QuinnJuly 7, 2017
Policy + Advocacy
The first time I walked into a Children’s Advocacy Center, I was a teenager dealing with the aftermath of years of sexual abuse. The CAC helped my family and I understand what happened to me and gave us hope to get through the process of both my healing and the prosecution of my perpetrator and all that happens in between.Naturally, I thought that was where my journey with the CAC would end. But 3 years later, I found myself returning as an int...Continue

Who's on your CSEC Team?

Susan GoldfarbSeptember 9, 2016
Insights
It’s the first standard on the list: Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)—the professionals from every field necessary to help a child victim of abuse recover and heal.  Every accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) must demonstrate not only that it has a multidisciplinary team but also that this team’s work is supported by a written interagency agreement, that written guidelines outline each discipline’s roles and responsibilities, th...Continue