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For Caregivers

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

Adult Internet Safety Awareness Class: Keeping our Children Safer Online on Wednesday, September 8th at 6pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, Prevention Education | DATE: August 24, 2021

The BRCAC is offering Adults a one-hour online class on how to keep our children safer while online.  Sessions will be hosted Live by an Education Specialist trained on Internet Safety, and will educate parents & caregivers on the following:...

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FREE Elementary Internet Safety Class on Thursday, September 9th @ 4:30pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, Prevention Education | DATE: August 24, 2021

This FREE class will help your child to learn how to recognize unsafe online situations, what steps should be followed if ever confronted with an unsafe online situation, and how to report it. If you are not yet sure about...

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FREE Teen Internet Safety Class on Thursday, September 9th at 6pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, Prevention Education | DATE: August 24, 2021

Internet use continues to increase, as does online abuse.  This is why it's so important that we teach our children the personal & online safety skills needed to navigate this ever increasing virtual world, so please join us for this...

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Darkness to Light Child Abuse Prevention Training on Wednesday, October 6th @ 6pm-8pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Featured, News Updates, Prevention Education, Professionals | DATE: August 23, 2021

According to national estimates, one in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. Let's put an end to this statistic together!  Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children is the sexual abuse prevention training program that helps to...

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Teen Personal Safety (Abuse Prevention) Class on Thursday, September 2nd @ 6pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, News Updates, Prevention Education | DATE: August 22, 2021

Register for this free class here! The Louisiana Bar Foundation & the Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center has teamed up to offer this FREE Abuse Awareness & Prevention from the Child Help: Speak Up Be Safe curriculum, specifically developed for...

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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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