Over 1,000 children suspected of being sexually abused are brought to the Children’s Advocacy Center each year. Farrah is one of those children…
For many, the first week of summer is met with much anticipation and relief. But for Emily, the first week of summer will always be a reminder of when she told her mother about the abuse.
Time magazine recently named The Silence Breakers as the influential “Person of the Year.” The individuals who share their stories of harassment and abuse in the 2017 issue are men and women from all walks of life, and they are to be commended for their resilience and courage. Time writes, “They’ve had it with the fear of retaliation, of being blackballed, of being fired from a job they can’t afford to lose. They’ve had it with the code of going along to get along.”
In the Fall of 2019, the Kids Have Rights program of the Children’s Advocacy Center was awarded a grant by the Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation to develop elementary school lessons for self-contained special education classrooms in Kent County.
The average lifetime cost, per victim of child abuse, is $210,012.
Helping children learn to be the “boss of their body” is a fundamental step in body safety education.
Using items you likely already have on hand, you can teach children about personal space and boundaries! These fundamental skills are pillars for body safety education.
Teaching children how to set and maintain boundaries, as well as the importance of personal space, reinforces a key component of body safety education – their body belongs to them.
As the Case Manager, it is my privilege to work with the caregivers of the children we serve on any needs or goals they are struggling to accomplish.
Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and Kik are a few apps kids frequently talk about. While parents are aware of the social aspects of these apps, there are also many games they play with chat capabilities – allowing them to connect to people of all ages, all over the world, they don’t know.