Building a better road to recovery for child victims

Building a better road to recovery for child victims

April 10-16 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The following is a guest op-ed from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Center for Victims of Crime. More and more, we are recognizing the lifelong implications of childhood experiences. Of children who have been victimized, almost two-thirds (64.5%) have been victimized more than once in their lifetime. These repeatedly victimized children are at increased risk for adversity and distress, which is why we need comprehensive victim-centered assessment and care. Without this, many of these children will be further victimized or go on to […]

Be a voice for abused kids; wear blue!

On Friday, April 8, Family & Children’s Place encourages everyone to wear blue to show their commitment to keeping children safe from violence and abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time stand up for kids, so consider inviting your friends, family, co-workers and others to join you to wear blue. If you wish, take it a step further and collect a donation — $1 or $5 – from everyone who agrees to wear blue and gift it to Family & Children’s Place or another agency working to stop and prevent violence and abuse and promote healing. Every dollar […]

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