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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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Webinar: Transforming Childhood Trauma Using Mind-Body Skills

CATEGORY: News Updates | DATE: July 29, 2018

A mind-body medicine webinar presented by Toni Bankston, LCSW, BACS This webinar was presented on July 26, 2018. About the Webinar Childhood Trauma is currently understood as a public health concern which is known to have far-reaching impacts on physical...

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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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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 is Abuse?

CATEGORY: Caregivers | DATE: April 14, 2017

Child Abuse and Neglect (as defined by law) According to the Louisiana Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law, La.R.S.14:403, states that any person who, under Children’s Code Article 609 (A) (Mandatory Reporters), is required to report the abuse or neglect...

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How Caregivers Sometimes Feel When Abuse Has Been Reported

CATEGORY: Caregivers | DATE: April 13, 2017

When abuse is reported, parents or caregivers sometimes feel as if they are on a roller coaster of emotions. This is normal. The report can affect your life in many ways, and it takes time to adjust. The following are...

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Hope is Here!

CATEGORY: News Updates | DATE: April 19, 2016

This brief video takes the viewer inside the day-to-day forensic and healing activities of the Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center where children are provided comprehensive services in the aftermath of violent crime.

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Mindful Psychiatry

CATEGORY: News Updates | DATE: April 7, 2016

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! WHOLE BODY MENTAL HEALTH RADIO: Aired: Monday,...

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