Happy Anniversary Franklin County CASA - 20 Years Of Service To Franklin County
The National Children's Alliance recently developed a new public service announcement about the courage it takes for kids to disclose abuse and courage it takes for adults to report it. This campaign is called “Help Victims Become Survivors.” Yesterday, with the help of Peter Connors and other PR experts, this PSA played during the Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
We are asking your help in ensuring that this message is spread far and wide through social media by taking a moment today to share the PSA through your Facebook page (both work and personal if you are willing to help us get the word out more broadly) and Twitter account(s).
If the whole CAC movement shares this on the same day (or at least over the next couple of days), it is much more likely to go viral and reach the general public who so clearly needs this hopeful message.
You may share this by using either of the two links below. The first one includes a directory search where folks can find their nearest CAC - www.helpvictimsbecomesurvivors.org
The second is simply the youtube video—which does not include the search feature.
Twenty-four states have also signed on to receive their own customized version of this.
NCA is currently working with teacher’s associations and education associations here in Washington to get them to circulate the PSA, as well. It poses teachers as the heroes they are and accurately portrays them as the number one reporters of abuse among mandatory reporter groups.
Thank you in advance for all your help with spreading the word about the courageous actions kids take every day to seek help and the ways in which adults can help.
Welcome: What a whirlwind of a summer and fall. Happy Anniversary Franklin County CASA! July marked our 20th anniversary of providing services to children impacted by family and community-based violence. We have been blessed to have had many individuals come into our agency and be a part of our mission as it has grown into a multi-service Child Advocacy Center. During FY14 we will focus the concept of movement......a movement to educate our community about everyone's resonsibilities to protect children ....a movement to encourage the system to respond in a timely fashion, time is important in the life of a child....a movement to acknowledge that with great effort, great things are accomplished.
We are greatly saddened at the loss of Ron Coleman, board member for our agency for over 6 years. He was a vital part of our organization's organization and vision. We recognize his valued service.
Please let us know if you have any questions or needs that we can assist you with. Although we provide a wide plethoria of services, we cannot meet all the complex needs of families but we have a long list of partners and resources to provide you as options.
We also have a facebook page that we update more actively. Check it out - www.facebook.com/SVCAC4KIDS - you do NOT need a facebook account to view our information, so use this as an additional resource.
Change for Children is a wonderful project, designed by the late Patsy Smith. The simple act of collecting change throughout the year and making an annual contribution prompted us to implement this project into our Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. You will see volunteers and staff manning community outreach tables throughout the community during the month of April (CAPPS Home Building Center, Westlake Kroger's, Rocky Mount Kroger's, and Westlake Library) with little blue buckets for any change you can share. We will have information available regarding child abuse prevention and services avaliable at the Southern VA Child Advocacy Center. Solutions Matrix is the sponsor for this year's campaign and we graciously acknowledge their investment in keeping children in our community safe. We are also adding a donation button to our website in suport of this project. Our goal is to collect $500,000 over the next five years and pay off the remaining mortgage on the building. The funds currently being applied to pay off the building could be used for treatment and prevention services for children. Make this goal a reality and give! Change for children can make a difference. Be the difference in a child's life.
Each year thousands of victims of child abuse and neglect begin their journey to recovery through a children's advocacy center, a child-friendly place where even the smallest and most vulnerable of child victims can feel safe telling what has happened to them and where their healing can begin.
The Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect cases by providing the following:
Videotaped interviews of child abuse victims in safe, child-friendly surroundings, avoiding multiple interviews, reducing the trauma of disclosure, and preserving statements for court purposes
Victim advocacy and emotional support for victims and non-offending family members as well as access to the victim's compensation system
Counseling treatment services, offered on-site or through referral, to help child victims begin the healing process
Forensic medical exams, offered on-site or through referral, utilizing specialized equipment necessary for accurate diagnoses
Interdisciplinary review of cases by teams of professionals, including law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical mental health, victim assistance, and child advocacy
In addition to victim services we are also actively engaged in the development of prevention teams, comprised of experts from throughout the community, working together to stop the cycle of abuse and violence through outreach and educational programming.
The mission of the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center is to promote the well-being of abused and neglected children through Treatment, Advocacy, Prevention, and Education.
National Children's Alliance * National CASA Association * United Way of Franklin County * Children's Advocacy Centers of VA
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