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March 2017



CAP Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; a time to bring awareness to the prevalence of child abuse in our community. In 2016, more than 2,100 children were confirmed victims of child abuse in Collin County, and as many as 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. But child abuse thrives in the dark, and continues only as long as it remains secret and hidden. By bringing awareness to the problem, Children’s Advocacy Centers in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Rockwall, Sommervell and Tarrant counties will equip adults to identify and report abuse, empower children to ask for help, and enable professionals to bring perpetrators to justice. Click here for more information. 

Gala

The magic of Gala 2017 fills the air at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.   As the single largest annual fundraiser for the CACCC, this event is critical to our ability to offer services to 100% of the abused and neglected children of our community.  With the event just over a month away, we need your help with the following: 

1. Sponsorships and tickets are still available but selling out quickly.  Please purchase today!
2. Own a business?  Have a wine closet with a few bottles to spare? Gala is known for its amazing silent auction. We welcome the donation of items to help make the auction a success. Please contact Dana Packard at dpackard@caccollincounty.org for more information.

Looking forward to hosting many of you for an incredible evening benefiting an amazing cause – the fight against child abuse!

 

Healthy Communication

Page has been receiving services at the CAC following her outcry of sexual abuse by a relative. She is attends individual therapy to help heal from the abuse, but has hit a few roadblocks. As with many teenagers, her relationship with her mother and father had been a bit strained, but the relationship further declined after her outcry and subsequent family disruption. Page reported that she did not feel supported by her parents and that they only noticed the negative things she did. This negatively affected her healing process. 
In family therapy Page and her parents have worked on healthy communication and all have actively practiced and participated in increasing healthy interactions with each other. Page reports recent incidents where she has made bad choices and instead of her parents “blowing up” they kept a “calm” tone and talked to her about her decisions. In their last session, they all reported how their relationship has improved and Page stated that she feels supported. The family continues to heal together.

 

 

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