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PROFESSIONALS RESPONDING TO CHILD TRAUMA

We hope this information will help you understand more about how to respond to 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

BLOG RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Informational Links

CATEGORY: Professionals | DATE: January 14, 2018

The websites listed below provides valuable information regarding child sexual abuse and neglect. National Children’s Alliance– Empowering local communities to serve child victims of abuse.National Children’s Advocacy Center - https://www.nationalcac.org/  Department of Children & Family Services– Building a stronger Louisiana. CASA-...

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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 PROFESSIONALS

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE: BRAIN, MIND & BODY IN THE HEALING OF TRAUMA

BY: Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. (2015)
NY: Penguin Books

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RISK AND RESILICIENCE IN CHILDHOOD: AN ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

BY: Mark W. Fraser (2004)
NY: Touchstone

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PAPER DOLLS & PAPER AIRPLANES

BY: Geraldine Crisci , Marilynn Lay and Liana Lowenstein (1998)

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Find out ways you can help. From something as simple as giving a few dollars to joining as a volunteer, you can help!