Each year the Children’s Advocacy Project chooses a theme for our annual summary report, the theme this year will be Bright Futures. To us that means providing child victims of sexual abuse and maltreatment with resources to heal from trauma through forensic interviews, counseling services tailored to their healing, and helping to support non-offending family members and caregivers through the healing process.
Not only is the Children’s Advocacy Project here to create a more effective and efficient response to child abuse and maltreatment, we are working to take steps to prevent child abuse from ever occurring. It is our responsibility as a community to work toward preventing child abuse.
One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. There are 42 million known survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States. The numbers are staggering and childhood trauma can have a lasting effect, causing developmental and behavioral problems that can last a lifetime. As a community, responding quickly to the signs and symptoms of trauma and early intervention can help put an end to those lasting effects - giving children a healthier today, a happier tomorrow, and a brighter future.
Through generous supporters like you, the Children’s Advocacy Project has served nearly 4,000 children since opening our doors. We have helped to provide those children hope, healing, and a chance at a far brighter future.
Join us this #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019 as we work towards giving children in our community bright futures.
Ways to Give Bright Futures:
- Give yourself knowledge: Learning the facts can be the most powerful tool in preventing child abuse.
- Give your voice: Lend your voice to be an advocate for causes and issues you care about. We have resources to help your voice be heard. Share our Facebook page or our blog posts to help get the word out to your friends and family.
- Give a donation: The Children's Advocacy Project provides services to our victims free of charge. Our vital services would not be possible without your support.