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CAREGIVERS AND LOVED ONES OF SURVIVORS

We hope this information will help you understand more about child trauma. We also hope it will help you understand the system we use to respond to a report of abuse and trauma. Please call us at the CAC (225-343-1984) if you have questions.

Trauma occurs when a child experiences a serious injury or threat to self, witnesses a serious injury or threat to someone else, and/or experiences a violation of personal integrity such as a sexual assault.

Our goals at the BRCAC are to:

  • Do the best job possible in finding out what happened
  • Work with the child protective legal systems to help the child
  • Help you understand the child protective and legal systems
  • Help make the process as comfortable as possible for you
  • Help your children and family begin to heal

If you think a child is being abused

Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect should be made to Department of Children and Family Services, contact 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Reports can also be made to your local police department/sheriff’s office in your parish.

Understanding Trauma and What to Do about it

BLOG RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS

How to take care of yourself

CATEGORY: Caregivers | DATE: February 14, 2019

You are going through a very difficult time, and you probably feel pressured from many directions. Although you are trying to take care of a lot of other people, you also need to take care of yourself. Your well-being is...

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How to Act toward your child if they have been abused

CATEGORY: Caregivers | DATE: October 14, 2018

Provide safety, love, and support. Let them know it is okay to cry or to be mad. Make sure your child understands it is not his or her fault. Don’t coach or pressure your child to talk about things. Some...

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Things to remember if you are abused

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Survivors | DATE: January 14, 2018

There are some important things to remember if you are abused. It’s Your Body No one has the right to touch you. You can say No. Abuse Is Never Your Fault Even if you don’t say no, it is NEVER...

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Signs sometimes shown by abused children

CATEGORY: Caregivers | DATE: January 14, 2018

Children who have been abused often show many different types of signs and symptoms. Children may regress to earlier developmental periods and show other changes that are out of the ordinary for them. Here are just a few of the...

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What happens during an investigation?

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Professionals | DATE: January 12, 2018

Following are the basic steps to an investigation of child sexual abuse. Someone reports suspicion of abuse to authorities, either law enforcement or the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).Interviews with the child are conducted, usually at the The...

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READING RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS

HELPING YOUR CHILD RECOVER FROM SEXUAL ABUSE

BY: Adams, C., & Fay, J. (1988) Seattle,
WA: University of Washington Press

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CHILDREN CHANGED BY TRAUMA: A HEALING GUIDE

BY: Alexander, D. W. (1999) Oakland,
CA: New Harbinger Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press

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ADULTS MOLESTED AS CHILDREN: A SURVIVOR’S MANUAL FOR MEN & WOMEN

BY: Bear, E. Dimock, P.T. (1989) Orwell, VT: Safer Society Press.
Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press

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When your child has been molested: a parents' guide to healing and recovery

BY: Brohl, K., & Potter, J. C. (1988) Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

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The mother's book: How to survive the molestation of your child

BY: Byerly, C. M. (1992) Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing

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Beauty for ashes: Biblical help for the sexually abused

BY: Coblentz, J. (1999) Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc.

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Betrayal of trust: Understanding and overcoming the legacy of childhood sexual abuse

BY: Davies, V., Andrew, H., & Pearce, C. (1995) Bath: Ashgrove.

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Children Who See Too Much

BY: Groves, B. (2003) Boston Beacon Press

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Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

BY: Hooper, C. (1992) NY, NY: Routledge.

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Bobbie's story: A guide for foster parents.

BY: Mars, B. L. (1999) Washington, DC: CWLA Press.

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What only a mother can tell you about child sexual abuse

BY: Schaefer, K. (1993) Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

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No secrets, no lies: How black families can heal from sexual abuse

BY: Stone, R. D. (2004) NY, NY: Harlem Moon, an imprint of Broadway Books.

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