GetThePowerBack.Org is a campaign run by the National Children’s Alliance, an accredited body for over 850 Children’s Advocacy Centers(CACs). Serving child victims of abuse. CAC’s are “child-friendly facilities where law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable.” According to the website: NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.
Check out the video below and find out how helpful CAC’s can be. What’s great about them is that rather than the child having to tell their traumatic experience numerous times to different professionals, a CAC allows the professional to communicate with each other keeping the child protected from having to repeat their story. It also helps find the resources for the parents so that they have the right direction on deciding the best way to help the child. In addition to providing mental health care and other services, CACs advocacy representatives are crucial in the process needed to report, follow through and hold abusers accountable.
Don’t Stop The Talk appreciates organizations like The National Children’s alliance and the campaign they ran for GetThePowerBack.Org. Anything that helps our youth and provides advocacy programs is an organization worth supporting.
Remember, whenever you are out there in the world and hear positive news and good gossip, Don’t Stop The Talk!