ONE WITH COURAGE (English)
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HOW CAN I BE THE ONE WITH COURAGE?
Child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy and is hard for adults to talk about. That’s why Norfolk Advocates for Children is endorsing the “One with Courage” national campaign to focus on the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse. You can be the One with Courage to encourage others to talk openly about it. We believe that the eradication of child abuse begins with building informed, empowered communities with the courage to talk openly about child abuse. You can be the ONE to effect change. Know the signs. Know the truth. Be the ONE with Courage.
Norfolk Advocates for Children is a partnership of public and private agencies that work together collaboratively to help children who experience physical, sexual and domestic abuse. The NAC offers an immediate response to cases of and coordinates to these children and families using a child-friendly, culturally sensitive and multidisciplinary approach. The NAC also provides community, training and advocacy on issues related to child abuse prevention and treatment.
The goals of Norfolk Advocates for Children are:
- To minimize the number of times that abused children are interviewed.
- To provide a swift and sensitive response to child abuse victims
and their families.
- To facilitate coordination and collaboration between
- To ensure that comprehensive services are available to meet
the needs of child abuse victims and their families in Norfolk County.
The services provided by Norfolk Advocates for Children include:
- A child-friendly facility
- A multidisciplinary team approach
- Child Forensic Interviews
- Victim advocacy
- Mental health referrals
- Investigation and prosecution
- Medical consultation/exams
- Culturally sensitive services
- Community trainings
Norfolk Advocates for Children was awarded full accreditation with the National Children's Alliance on October 19, 2010.
Norfolk Advocates for Children (NAC) opened a new, state-of-art and child friendly facility in April 2010 in Foxborough. This was the culmination of many years of planning with the District Attorney’s Office, our community partners, and the NAC Board of Directors. Thank you to District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey for his ongoing support and partnership with the NAC. The NAC also thanks Congressman William R. Keating, former Norfolk District Attorney for his support in the planning and opening of the CAC in Foxborough in 2010.
Across Massachusetts and the United States, Children’s Advocacy Center’s (CACs) are distinguished by their multi-disciplinary, team-oriented and victim-friendly response to child abuse cases. Since the inception of the first CAC in 1985 in Huntsville, Alabama, the number of CACs has grown to over 750 nationally.
The NAC was awarded full accreditation with National Children’s Alliance (NCA) www.nationalchildrensalliance.org in October 2010. NCA sets national standers for accreditation to ensure that CACs across the country provide child friendly, culturally competent, specialized services for child abuse victims and their non-offending families. Norfolk Advocates for Children is a member of the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, the state chapter, designed to support
CACs across the Commonwealth.
ONE WITH COURAGE
EDUCATION & TRAINING
FOR SCHOOLS AND
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BULLYING & CYBER-BULLYING
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