Child Advocacy Center

How to act responsibly when you discover the child is being abused

Jun 29, 2020 at 07:00 am by Child Advocacy Center

"Children often test the water when they disclose child sexual abuse to an adult," shared Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer. "They give you a little information an.... Read More
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Child Advocacy Center Receives National Recognition

Jun 09, 2020 at 07:00 am by Child Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center received national recognition this month when Community Education Coordinator Brittnie Noble was spotlighted in the 2019 Darkness to Light .... Read More
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Step 4 to preventing child abuse: Recognize the Signs

Jun 04, 2020 at 02:08 pm by Child Advocacy Center

"The signs that a child is being sexually abused are not always obvious," explained Child Advocacy Center Community Education Coordinator Brittnie Noble. "It is important that.... Read More
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Step 3 of 5 to protect children from sexual abuse: Talk About it

May 15, 2020 at 10:00 am by Child Advocacy Center

"When I talk to children they often tell me that they told their parents that they were being sexually abused," said Child Advocacy Center forensic interviewer Amanda Pruitt..... Read More
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Minimize opportunities for abuse to protect children from child sexual abuse

May 08, 2020 at 09:00 am by Child Advocacy Center

“More than 80% of child sexual abuse occurs in isolated one-on-one situations,” reported Child Advocacy Center Community Education Coordinator Brittnie Noble. &ldq.... Read More
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Child Abuse Prevention Month

How to protect children from abuse in 5 steps

Apr 28, 2020 at 10:36 am by Child Advocacy Center

"Experts estimate that one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday," stated Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer. "This means in your child'.... Read More
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Child abuse reporting is down 30.4% in Tennessee

Apr 27, 2020 at 09:00 am by Child Advocacy Center

During the COVID 19 pandemic, children and families are under mandatory stay at home orders from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland, and Rutherford.... Read More
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Child Advocacy Center has trained 5% county adults to protect children sexual abuse

Apr 23, 2020 at 01:00 pm by Child Advocacy Center

"The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce that we have trained over 5% of the adult population of Rutherford and Cannon Counties how to protect children from child sex.... Read More
Hometown Heroes Walk for Children

Hometown Heroes Walk for Children canceled due to COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020 at 10:00 am by Child Advocacy Center

The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children originally scheduled for Friday, April 24 has been canceled. Gov. Bill Lee, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland, and Rutherford County Ma.... Read More
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 01, 2020 at 08:32 am by Child Advocacy Center

"The number one child abuse reporters in this nation are our dedicated teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses, principals, and coaches," stated Child Advocacy Center dir.... Read More