Hope is Here!

This brief video takes the viewer inside the day-to-day forensic and healing activities of the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center where children are provided comprehensive services in the aftermath of violent crime.


Mindful Psychiatry

Didn’t have a chance to catch our Executive Director, Toni live on air? Well visit the link below & listen in as she discusses child trauma & our role here at The CAC!

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WHOLE BODY MENTAL HEALTH RADIO:
Aired: Monday, March 7th 2016: Toni Bankston
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Toni Bankston, LCSW, BACS serves as the Clinical Director of the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center developing and implementing trauma-focused programs for youth impacted by violent crime.She also works with the The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, D.C. as Faculty and Global Trauma Relief Team Member in the U.S., Haiti, Israel and the Gaza territories. She is also the co-founder of the Mind-Body Center of Louisiana which furthers the mission of the CMBM in South Louisiana by providing #wellness through #mindbody skills to healthcare professionals and in response to disaster. Her 27 years as a child and family therapist has focused on trauma, particularly with exposure to trauma of disadvantaged populations including children and teens and homeless families. She has worked as a first responder in several disaster settings, including Katrina, Rita, and the Horizon Oil Spill, and has published articles related to this work. #mindfulpsychiatry#wholebodymentalhealth #traumaprevention#talkradio

Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Did You Know:

  • 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age 18
  • Of children who are sexually abused, 20% are abused before the age 8.
  • A history of child sexual abuse increases the chance of dropping out of school
  • 90% of child abuse victims know their abuse
  • There are currently 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the U.S

 

Every April, people across the U.S come together to raise awareness about child abuse and promote prevention in their communities. Help us celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month by attending one of our events. End the cycle of Child Abuse, show your support today!

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Clays for Kids! New Date!

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Sporting Clay Tournament to Benefit Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center

The Neighbors Capital Area Foundation an initiative by Neighbors Federal Credit Union will be hosting The Third Annual Clays for Kids Sporting Clays Tournament will be held Friday, April 22, 2016!

Please visit https://www.neighborsfcu.org/claysforkidsregistration to register today!

Also, don’t forget those raffle tickets! Raffle tickets are just $1! -1st Place- Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge Pump-Action Shotgun donated by NFCU & Jim’s Fire Arms
-2nd Place-Commemorative Flintlock Rifle donated by Lipsey’s!

For more information, give us a call (225)343-1984!

Clay For Kids

Neighbors Federal Credit Union is partnering up with us once again to sponsor Clay For Kids! This year’s annual sporting clay tournament will be held at the Riverside Lodge in Denham Springs, LA on Friday, March 11, 2016. With several different sponsorship levels available and a Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge Pump-Action Shotgun to be raffled, there’s plenty up for grabs. Time is winding down! Register  today! For more information please click here. Have any questions? Feel free to give us a call at 225-343-1984.

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Have You Met Toni?

Toni Bankston, LCSW, BACS is a  familiar face here at The Children’s Advocacy Center. Toni has transitioned into the role of Executive Director on January 1, 2016 after serving as the CAC’s Clinical Director for three years! Her 27+ years as a child and family therapist focused on trauma, particularly with exposure to trauma of disadvantaged populations including children and teens and homeless families. Toni has served as Adjunct Faculty at LSU, serves as a member of the U.S. Faculty and with Global Trauma Relief Team of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and has co-founded the Mindy-Body Center of Louisiana. She looks forward to the future Children’s Advocacy Center!image2