Giving Back-to-School Success
The 2016 Back-to-School Fair on Aug. 5 featured some familiar faces! We continued our superhero theme from 2015, but this year, we opted to include some of the real heroes who walk our halls every day ... the ones who don't wear capes but who have heroically been part of helping countless children who have experienced abuse.
Thanks to the police officers, CPS workers and volunteers who helped to make the day special for the clients we serve! Our donors and friends also took on roles of being superheroes for our children and provided backpacks and supplies to hundreds of children as well as haircuts, new shoes and a fun-filled day celebrating the start of school.
We gratefully recognize the following for their support of the Back-to-School Fair:
Alliance Data Systems • Ayco • Bank of America • Dell • Employee Solutions • Entrata • Fossil • Gap Outlet • Herb's Paint and Body • Homewood Suites • JC Penney Salon by InStyle • Kroger • Marriot Hotel • Masergy • Unicom
Register Now for Healing Hearts
Sept. 19, 2016
Gentle Creek Country Club
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 12th annual Healing Hearts Invitational. Join us for a summer golf tournament on a spectacular course. Find out more at caccollincounty.org/healinghearts.
Why Juvenile Offenders Need Help
Kaitlyn was just 6 years old when she was sexually abused by friend of her older brother. Sadly, cases involving juveniles are becoming more common. Children are often learning about sex not from their parents or from healthy educational outlets but from pornography. They have a seemingly endless supply of pornography available to them through online sources and often come across violent images and videos. Unequipped with the knowledge of how to process what they’ve seen, some children will act out on younger children.
This is what happened to Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn’s family was horrified by what happened to their daughter, and her brother was especially distraught. The trust between him and his friend had been broken, and he felt responsible for what had happened to his sister.
Kaitlyn and her brother and parents have been participating in therapy sessions to help them move past the trauma of what happened to Kaitlyn. In therapy at the Center, the family has been able to share their grief over what happened to Kaitlyn but also to receive hope that she will heal from the abuse. Additionally, the juvenile offender has been enrolled in a treatment program for children who sexually offend. The victim’s family – while grieved about what happened to Kaitlyn – also want the offender to get help.
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