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A Strong Finish to Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Mary Elizabeth Huggins Child Abuse Prevention Month ended on a strong note in Louisiana. On April 30, the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice partnered with Child Advocacy Services to train 12 supervisors to become authorized facilitators of Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program. These new facilitators are just the beginning — the Office of Juvenile Justice hopes to soon have their entire staff armed with the tools provided by the Stewards of Children training, enabling them to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child …

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Inspector: No sign of investigation in 1,111 New Orleans sex crime-related calls

Excerpt from CNN.com The report is full of harrowing details alleging that five New Orleans Police Department detectives in the special victims unit may have failed to investigate sex crimes over a three-year period. But one case stands out. According to the seven-page document released Wednesday by the city’s Office of Inspector General, a 2-year-old was brought to a hospital emergency room after an alleged sexual assault. Tests would show the toddler had a sexually transmitted disease, the report said. The detective in the case, …

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Tulane University’s Sigma Delta Tau Sorority Doing Their Part to End CSA!

On January 9th – philanthropy day, Tulane University’s Sigma Delta Tau Sorority members became Darkness to Light Stewards of Children!  The New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center trained 111 active members of their chapter!  They have committed all new members to be trained and in February hope to become a Partner in Prevention! One step closer to ending child sexual abuse!

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Of the 247 children counseled at Hope House last year, only five of them did not know their abuser.

Jesse Hartley, executive director of The Children’s Advocacy Center/Hope House in Covington, speaks to Bogalusa Rotary Club members on Tuesday. The CAC also has a satellite office in Bogalusa. DAILY NEWS PHOTO/Jan Gibson Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 9:56 pm By Jan Gibson The Daily News Recognizing and preventing child sexual abuse was the topic when Jesse Hartley, executive director of The Children’s Advocacy Center/Hope House in Covington, was the guest speaker at the Bogalusa Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday. Introducing Hartley was Rev. Bob …

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NOCAC receives $4,700 Wal-Mart grant to train employees in CSA prevention

Pictured right Derrick Edwards, manager of the New Orleans Tchopitoulous Wal-Mart  presenting the New Orleans Childrens Advocacy Center (NOCAC)  a check for  $4,700 as part of a Wal-Mart Associates Choice foundation grant to The Childrens Advocacy Centers of Louisiana.   All 480 employees at the Tchopitoulous Wal-Mart will be trained in Stewards of Children.  Way to go NOCAC and Wal-Mart.  Now that’s partnering in prevention!

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The Heroes Amoung Us!

Adults came from throughout Louisiana to join in the annual training and conference entitled “The Heroes Among Us!” headed by Peggy Kirby. The Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (LAFAPA) recently held its annual conference and training at Embassy Suites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This training was attended by over 350 foster families, foster youth, adoptive parents, child protestion staff, and other professionals to learn more about protecting children. Child Advocacy Services partnered with LAFAPA to offer the Stewards of Children Training to foster parents …

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Southeastern Louisiana University hosts D2L Training Session

HAMMOND — Several dozen community workers — from campus police to child-care providers — attended a training session a few weeks before Christmas, at Southeastern Louisiana University. The training session was aimed at helping the most vulnerable of victims: children. Read more.

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The Baton Rouge Advocate runs a great feature on Stewards of Children

A recent article in the Baton Rouge Advocate profiled the Stewards of Children program and highlighted the work of one group working in the community to prevent child sexual abuse. Rob Carlisle, chief executive officer of Child Advocacy Services in Hammond Louisiana said, “We want to deny that anything like that could happen to our kids,” to those attending a recent prevention training session for the public, hosted by Oak Grove Baptist Church in Prairieville. “It does take a village” to raise a child, Carlisle …

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A prevention movement taking root in Louisiana

Child sexual abuse prevention training has been ongoing in Louisiana for some time through the work of a few dedicated professionals throughout the state.  But with the recent addition of community awareness meetings and the formation of a coalition more adults are being trained than ever.  Case in point, a principal with Bridgetown Elementary School in Metairie who attended a meeting, committed to training all of the school faculty.  The training took place on Tuesday, January 4th and was covered by The Times Picayune.  Click here …

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