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!


Aired: Monday, March 7th 2016: Toni Bankston

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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