Trauma Sensitive Schools

Many students come to school having experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s). These experiences include abuse of all forms as well as domestic violence, mentally ill caregivers, homelessness, and other family stressors.

Schools are beginning to understand that they must be aware of and sensitive to the ACE’s that children bring into the classroom. These “outside of […]

By |April 12th, 2015|Advocacy|0 Comments

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Remember that for every adult that is educated ten kids are made safer!

Please support the efforts of centers in the Upstate…..

By |April 3rd, 2015|Advocacy|0 Comments

Children’s Law Center

Last month,  I attended a mandatory reporter training offered by the Children’s Law Center and Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital Children’s Advocacy Department.  The Children’s Law Center is a resource center for South Carolina professionals involved in child maltreatment or juvenile justice court proceedings and child advocates working to improve the safety and well-being of […]

By |May 17th, 2014|Advocacy, Recent Event|0 Comments

Darkness to Light an excellent resource!

I recently had an opportunity to visit with President and CEO Jolie Logan and Prevention Program Manager Liz Boeschen of Darkness to Light (D2L) in Charleston, SC.  Their mission “is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse.   With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 additional countries, Darkness to Light provides individuals, organizations, […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Advocacy|0 Comments

Child Advocacy Centers

The movement for child advocacy centers began in 1985 with “Bud” Cramer who was, at that time, a district attorney in Huntsville, Alabama.  Cramer wanted to create a better system for working with abused children.  This was the beginning of the Advocacy Center movement that is now a national network.

The Julie Valentine Center is part […]

By |March 5th, 2014|Advocacy|0 Comments

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