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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

FREE Teen Internet Safety Class on October 8th @ 3pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, Featured | DATE: September 30, 2020

This fun & engaging online class will educate middle & high school students (grades 6th – 12th) on how to recognize unsafe online situations, what steps should be followed if ever confronted with an unsafe online situation, and how to...

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Adult Internet Safety Awareness Class: Keeping our Children Safer Online on October 6 @ 6:30pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events | DATE: September 30, 2020

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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Teen Personal Safety Class on October 1st @ 3pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, Featured, News Updates | DATE: September 30, 2020

Register for this free class here: https://zoom.us/.../tJcpf-ihqD0jGdEFRPewCiyyW3xvJk8gaDKb 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...

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FREE Elementary Personal Safety (Abuse Prevention) Class on October 1st @ 4:30pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, Featured | DATE: September 29, 2020

Register for this free class here: https://zoom.us/.../tJcrdOivrjgsH9PO3H9ZrIJs9ozlaGOZCQT2 The Louisiana Bar Foundation & the Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center has teamed up to offer you this FREE Abuse Awareness & Prevention from the Child Help: Speak Up Be Safe curriculum, specifically...

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FREE Darkness to Light: Steward’s of Children Class for Adults on Friday, October 2nd @ 6pm

CATEGORY: Caregivers, Events, Featured, News Updates, Professionals | DATE: September 24, 2020

According to national estimates, one in ten children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.   This is why abuse prevention is so very important. Adult education is the KEY to preventing child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is a...

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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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