Children's Advocacy Centers:
CHILDREN"S ADVOCACY CENTERS:
helping children heal from abuse while
holding offenders accountable
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As A Matter of fact
As a Matter of fact
The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Adult Health
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Parents Should Know
In light of the recent local and national headlines pertaining to child sexual abuse, we have included some information & links you may find helpful.
Facts Parents Should Know:
· All adults have a responsibility to learn the signs of abuse and to be vigilant in protecting children.
· Stranger danger is real, but it is a factor in a much smaller percentage of sexual abuse cases; 93% of sexual abuse cases involve a person close and known to a child.
· Sex offenders are clever about finding opportunities to have access to children and to groom adults to lower their boundaries about contact with their children in the same way that they groom children for sexual contact. All parents should sense a "red flag" if any adult (friend, coach, minister, teacher, or family member) seeks to spend significant amounts of time alone with your child.
· It is the not the responsibility of the child to keep themselves safe, it is an adults.
· Children are not responsible for their own protection. However, it is important to teach all children about safe and unsafe touches and who to go to for help if they are made uncomfortable by a touch.
· Abuse can happen to any child, regardless of wealth.
· We all have a role to play in the development of our children, which includes being involved in situations where children's well-being is or can be jeopardized.
· Abuse in a child's life can result in life-long adversities; mental health and health issues, substance abuse, delinquency and criminal behavior which costs our nation $104 billion to remediate when abuse and neglect is not prevented.
· Parents should take an active role in activities their children are involved in and with the people in their children's lives.
· Talking to children regularly about what they're doing can help parents stay alert for possible problems.
· Parents should know about sexual predators and sexual behavior problems and how they work.
· Children should know they can talk to you about anything that's bothering them or if they feel mixed-up or confused.
· Be alert for signs of sexual abuse.
· Know that an adult's response to a child's disclosure is critical to the child's safety, recovery, and long-term well-being.
· If you suspect or are told about abuse, it is your moral and ethical responsibility to report it right away.
Save the Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Tenth Annual Troy Knight Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Children In Crisis, Inc.
Troy Guerard Knight, legal counsel for the Town of Summerville, and a loved and respected leader and attorney, passed away in November 2004. Troy's memory will live on through the critical services Children In Crisis, Inc., provides to protect children suffering from abuse or neglect. The Center is honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from the Golf Tournament, in memory of Troy.
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Dr. and Mrs. Ray Hayes
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Dr. and Mrs. James McClary Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harrison
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Fortkort
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Beson
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DCC Quick Info
The children who are entrusted to our care are our most important responsibility and we take this trust very seriously.
Although we are physically located in Summerville, we serve all of Dorchester County, and sometimes beyond.
Flowertown in the Pines
DCC is located in the heart of historic Summerville, South Carolina, also known as Flowertown in the Pines.
Dorchester Chilren's Center offers B-Safe Educational classes for children 3-8...
B-safe group is an educational group to teach children about body safety and touching rules. The group is designed for children age -8 and their caregivers. It is an open format every first and third Tuesdays of the month from 3:30-5pm held at the Dorchester Children's Center. Children will be taught proper names for private parts, have the opportunity to distinguish "ok" from "not ok" touches, and practice telling a caregiver about getting a "not ok" touch. The objective of the group is to promote body safety in children and facilitate conversations about touching rules between children and their caregivers. For further information or questions please contact Danielle Nickles at (843) 875-1551 or email@example.com
Community Awareness Luncheons We invite you to share our mission with others by telling them about the DCC and our Luncheons. Take a tour of the Children's Center and learn about what we do and why we do it. Contact Bob Ingram at (843) 875-1551 for more info.
Community Awareness Luncheons
We invite you to share our mission with others by telling them about the DCC and our Luncheons. Take a tour of the Children's Center and learn about what we do and why we do it. Contact Bob Ingram at (843) 875-1551 for more info.Special Community Awareness Meetings can be held during Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. If you have a group that would like to tour our facility and learn more about what we do here, contact Bob Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your group.
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