Celebrity Waiter 2015 was a Huge Success

Celebrity Waiter 2015 was a huge success at L’Auberge Casino Hotel. The BRCAC wants to thank everyone that helped to make this the most successful Celebrity Waiter event in our nine years. See the pictures from the event here >.

Pictured from left to right:
EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux – third place
Steve Webb, CFO of Neighbors Federal Credit Union was the CW Champion with a whopping $1,100 in tips
April Nelson – 2015 Miss Louisiana/Miss America presented the prizes.
LSU Golden Girls – Elizabeth Babin – second place

Kendra Gives Back

BRCAC will be having its next Kendra Gives Back event at the Kendra Scott Baton Rouge – Perkins Rowe location on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 6pm-8pm. 20% of sales will go to the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center during this time if you mention BRCAC at checkout!

Congratulations, Sue!

Congratulations to Baton Rouge Assistant District Attorney Sue Bernie for receiving the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Louisiana’s 2014 Board Leadership Award! Our Clinical Director Toni Bankston presented Sue with her award Wednesday evening at CACLA’s Awards Night at the Capitol Welcome Center in downtown Baton Rouge. Sue has been a dedicated member of the Baton Rouge CAC Board and an important part of our team. Thank you, Sue, for your many years of service!

Toni and Sue(BRCAC Clinical Director Toni Bankston and ADA Sue Bernie)

Survivor Tree Lighting Ceremony

Survivor Tree Lighting PosterPlease join us for the inaugural Survivor Tree Lighting Ceremony, Tuesday April 7 at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

As part of Baton Rouge Area Victims Empowered’s mission to make a difference in the lives of victims of crime, the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District has been asked to dedicate an oak tree downtown to honor victims of violent crime. This tree, which is located on the North Boulevard near 9th Street, will be lit during the month of April each year, and will serve to commemorate those in the community who have survived violent crime.


Darkness to Light Child Abuse Prevention Training


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.

Last year, over 850 adults in the Baton Rouge area were trained in Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program.

The YMCA has partnered with the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, BREC, and Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) to provide Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children trainings in the Baton Rouge area in 2015. For more information on these trainings and the Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children program, please click the D2L 2015 Registration Form.


Accreditation(Board members pictured, from left to right: President-elect Arron Pierre, President Mittie Bolton and new board members David Hill and Mi Youn Yang)

The Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center is now an Accredited Member of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). NCA recognizes BRCAC for achieving a level of collaboration and coordinated service delivery that significantly improves the experience and well-being of children who are subject to child abuse intervention.

Congratulations to BRCAC for its hard work and dedication to the safety and protection of children in Louisiana!