National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.

Help spread awareness for the children in our communities and promote prevention for a better future! 

For more than 20 years, blue has been recognized as a national sign of child abuse prevention. 
In 1989, a grandmother in Virginia decided to take a stand and spread awareness after her three year old grandson passed away due to abuse from his mother’s boyfriend.  She tied a blue ribbon to her car to spark the interest of the community and then the community began to follow her lead.  Today, blue ribbons are worn during the month of April to spread awareness for child abuse prevention.
Wear a blue ribbon this month to show the community that YOU care!

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Celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month by Participating
in the 4th Annual Blue Run-5k Race and Fun Run/Walk:

This event is a 1 mile run/walk and 5k Race hosted by Child Advocacy Services (CAS)  to promote awareness and prevent child abuse and neglect in the community.

Date: 4/12/14 at 7 am

Location:  Gonzales City Hall, Gonzales, LA

Contact: 2256472005
wdelmore@childadv.net

Click here for more information and to register!

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After a very successful 7th Annual Celebrity Waiter Event,
Baton Rouge CAC would like you to save the date and
come join us for the Eighth Annual event
this year!

 

Come mingle with LSU and SU Coaches, and local celebrities as they compete for your tips!
One of a kind live and silent auction items!

EVENT DETAILS:

July 15th, 2014!

In-Advance $50 / At the Door $60

Complimentary soda, beer, wine, and food.

Event Sponsorships and donations of Auction Items are available!

For more information, contact events@batonrougecac.org or call (225) 343-1984 or

Tickets can be purchased by calling (225) 343-1984 or by visiting our website at www.batonrougecac.org

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Parents and Individuals

No one wants to imagine one of their children being sexually abused, the truth is that this abuse occurs and should never be left unnoticed. Educate yourself on the facts NOW and make sure that your child does not fall victim to abuse. Child sexual abuse crosses ALL boundaries and is not limited by ethnicity, geography, or socio-economic standing. The good news is, that is we as responsible adult arm ourselves with the facts, we can PREVENT child sexual abuse.

Known as a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program, Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children help to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult’s job.
 

DARKNESS TO LIGHT STEWARDS OF CHILDREN™ CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PROTECTION TRAINING

A.C. Lewis YMCA Americana YMCA
Jan. 16 at 12:00 pm June 7 at 12:00 pm
Jan. 30 at 6:00 pm June 25 at 6:00 pm
July 3 at 9:00 am Dec. 6 at 12 pm
July 17 at 12:00 pm

Paula G. Manship YMCA ExxonMobil YMCA
Feb. 8 at 9:00 am April 26 at 10:00 am
Feb.18 at 6:00 pm
Aug. 9 at 9 am
Aug. 13 at 6:30 pm

C.B. Pennington, Jr YMCA
March 26 at 6:00 pm
Sept. 17 at 6:00 pm

Dow Westside YMCA
May 4 at 10:00 am
May 16 at 4:00 pm
Dec. 2 at 6:00 pm
Dec. 10 at 10:00 am

 Visit http://www.ymcabatonrouge.org/programs/DarknesstoLight to learn more and register!

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The Neighbors Capital Area Foundation hosted the Inaugural Clay for Kids Sporting Clay Tournament benefitting the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center (BRCAC) on March 22, 2014 at Hunter Gun Club in Port Allen near the old bridge.  The event yielded a great turn out and was a HUGE success!  The Neighbors Capital Area Foundation is an initiative by Neighbors Federal Credit Union to provide support for community service organizations in Baton Rouge.     

Pictured (Left to Right): Brett Reynolds, VP Marketing – NFCU; Sharon Pol, Executive Director – BRCAC; Kathi Gill, President/CEO – NFCU; Gary LaBauve, Foundation Coordinator
 
 Neighbors Federal Credit Union is proud to announce a partnership between the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation and the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center (BRCAC) for several fundraising events. 
 
The BRCAC plays a vital role in our community in the fight against child abuse.  Their mission is to lessen the trauma experienced by child victims when abuse allegations are investigated, and to provide them support during subsequent proceedings within the criminal justice system.
 
The Neighbors Capital Area Foundation Fund is part of Neighbors Federal Credit Union’s continued mission of community service making monetary contributions to non-profit organizations that make a positive impact in our communities. For more information, contact Foundation Coordinator Gary LaBauve at glabauve@neighborsfcu.org or call 225-819-4372.

The Neighbors Capital Area Foundation Fund is part of Neighbors Federal Credit Union’s continued mission of community service making monetary contributions to non-profit organizations that make a positive impact in our communities. For more information, contact Foundation Coordinator Gary LaBauve at glabauve@neighborsfcu.org or call 225-819-4372.

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2013 Celebrity Waiter was a fabulous success thanks to all of our sponsors.  

Congratulations to the Golden Girls for getting the most tips during the Celebrity Waiter Event!

To see more pictures from this years event click here!

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The Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center and its

 

Board of Directors Would Like to

 

THANK EVERYONE WHO MADE

 

 The Seventh Annual Celebrity Waiter Event

 

A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

 

Special THANKS to everyone who purchased a silent or live auction item, spun the wonder wheel and those who tipped their waiters!!! We could not continue the work here without support from all of you!!!!

 

MOST IMPORTANTLY THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS WHO SPENT THE NIGHT WORKING HARD TO ENSURE EVERY GUEST HAD AN AMAZING TIME!! WE THRIVE ON THE SUPPORT OF VOLUNTEERS!

 

If you would like to volunteer at the BRCAC, please Click Here !!!

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These are members of the winning team along with two-time Celebrity Waiter Champion DD Breaux.    Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, WBRZ Anchor Whitney Vann, Sharief Ishaq, WAFB Sports, LSU Gymnastics Coach and 2011 CW Champion DD Breaux and BR Police Chief Dewayne White.

Click here for all the pics from Celebrity Waiter 2011!

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Community Grants

Jane Sherman, chairwoman of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Capital Area Community Partnership Panel, left, and Louisiana Bar Foundation President Mathile Abramson, right, present donations totaling $15,000 to several non-profits at the panel’s May meeting. Receiving donations are from left, the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center, represented by Executive Director Sharon Pol; the Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, represented by President Donna Fraiche; and the Arc Baton Rouge, represented by Barry Meyer.

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Thank you to everyone that attended our open house.

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