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Child Advocacy Center

Child Abusers Shouldn't Be Able to Run Out the Clock

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Kathy's counselor helped her realize that the trauma of her childhood sexual abuse had resurfaced because she was now bringing her own child into the world. With therapy, Kathy was able to come to terms with the abuse and finally begin to heal.

Let's Protect Children 365 Days of the Year

Teresa Huizar | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

This April, as we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month, let's commit to protecting children from abuse not only today, but every single day of the year.

Why Child Advocacy Centers Work

Risa Ferman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Risa Ferman

If Centre County, Pennsylvania had a child advocacy center in 1998, Jerry Sandusky's crimes would have been brought to light a decade earlier, sparing years of agony for his victims.

Localizing the Children's Advocacy Center Movement on a Global Scale

Teresa Huizar | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

As I reflect on my experience in Peru, I am confident that the children's advocacy center model has the capacity and flexibility to be adapted by cultures and communities around the world.

New Report on Background Checks for School Employees Questions Safety of Our Children

Teresa Huizar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Teresa Huizar

Recently, the Government Accountability Office released a study on the lack of criminal history checks conducted on teachers and corresponding rates of sexual misconduct by school staff.

No Summer Vacation for Child Abuse

Teresa Huizar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

School may be out, but child abuse is not. A new study shows that "rates of child abuse are steady throughout the year." Prevention must also be a year-round effort.

Fundraising in Rural America

Teresa Huizar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

All too often, when we think of fundraising, we focus on efforts and resources that are only applicable to metropolitan settings. Foundations are likely to be located in cities and traditional fundraisers cater to an urban crowd.