CSEC

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Every year, Child Abuse Prevention Month pushes us to focus on the ways in which we can engage our communities to better protect children—in the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) world, we say that the shared goal of our efforts is to work ourselves “out of a job.” We combine forces to unify our messages and …

Research Into Practice

by Drew Fidler, LCSW-C; and Iona Rudisill, LGSW Here’s what you should know about child sexual abuse images and how to protect children from the dangers of the internet. The internet is constantly changing and evolving. As professionals, parents, and people who care about children, the internet and all of its perils present a whole …

Insights

“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 …

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 …