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December 2014 Update
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A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center works to provide a comprehensive, coordinated response to child abuse with the goal of reducing its occurrence and its impact on children.

216 Brookstone Place, Social Circle, GA 30025
770-464-0082
Executive Director: Nancy Burgess, MSW

Thank you for supporting A Child's Voice this year

It has been quite a year for A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center! We have seen a record number of children, expanded our services to better serve all children, received state re-accreditation, prepared for our upcoming national re-accreditation and are continuing our work to counteract the stigma and prevent child abuse in our communities. All of this could not have been done without the generous support from you- our donors, contributors and supporters. THANK YOU.
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Services
(Year-to-date)

Referrals Received:   226
Forensic Interviews:   201
Medical Exams:   94

 
Upon completion of a new training, our forensic interviewers are now able to offer multi-session interviews, which better serve very young children or children with developmental and/or special language needs. This allows our interviewers to get to know the children's functioning more completely to ensure the interview fits the children's needs and development. You can read more about multi-session interview protocol here.
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We have continued our partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to offer forensic medical examinations through telemedicine which allows our nurse to physically see patients while CHOA experts monitor and assist. You can read more about telemedicine here.
Accreditation
We completed our state Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia (CACGA) re-accreditation this year. We received full accreditation with no deficiencies and are excited to continue working alongside the other centers in Georgia to investigate, treat and prevent child abuse.

In October, we sent in our National Children's Alliance (NCA) accreditation materials and will have NCA come for a site visit in March as we work towards national re-accreditation.

 
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Community Outreach
In our efforts to prevent child abuse, we have continued to build partnerships with community members, law enforcement, DFCS and other child abuse committee members.
We have done this through:
  • facilitating the training of all Law Enforcement officers by the District Attorney's office
  • participating in community health fairs and events
  • conducting Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children child abuse prevention and awareness training with adults in the community who work with children
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We wish all of you very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Thank you so much for your support. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we rely on people like you. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, you may do so via USPS mail or by visiting our website to securely donate through PayPal.
Thank you!

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