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February 2017



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CAC Day at the Capitol

February 7th was Home Visiting & Child Protection Day at the Texas State Capitol. Our Senior VP of Clinical Services, Dan Powers was in attendance. He reported, “The most important issue discussed was funding for the 70 Child Advocacy Centers in Texas - 26.7 million in the Health and Human Services Commission appropriation, plus an additional 4 Million to help meet the demands of the child welfare system in Texas.

In legislation Dan communicated that members of our multi-disciplinary team are housed together at our Center, creating a cohesive work environment; ultimately providing the best outcomes for children. The MDT enhancement project was also discussed, along with how support to CPS, ensuring every child has access to critical CAC services. Lastly, members discussed the growth of Collin County and the challenge it poses to our Center. However, we remain committed to continue offering services to 100% of the children who effected by abuse and neglect. 

Dan said, “We are very lucky to have great relationships with our Collin County legislators; they have all expressed strong support for the Center.”

 

Guardian Angels

On February 9th, members of the Guardian Angel Society of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County came together at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Plano for an evening of fellowship as we unveiled our annual report.  Since its inception in 1996, this dedication group of community members have collectively donated over $2 million to support the FREE programs offered every day at the CACCC to victims of abuse. 
 

Defining Success

What really defines success in what we do?  It might be a three-year-old little girl who begins to call her grandmother's home her own since her mother abandoned her. It might be a mom who decides after a year to come in for therapy for herself after her daughter finished her therapy.  Perhaps, it is an adult male who was sexually abused as a child and used alcohol to cope, but now has learned new ways to manage his feelings. It could be a mom whose daughter was sexually abused, deciding to attend a support group.  And then what if the group of parents challenged her, and helped her to become a "better mom" for her daughter? This mom has grown so much that she wants to be able to share her journey with other parents to help them see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

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