According to Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s President and CEO, Lynn M. Davis,
“DCAC provides a child-friendly setting where a skilled team of professionals comes together to conduct forensic interviews, provide therapy and victim assistance services to child abuse victims, and to coordinate those investigating and prosecuting cases – always keeping the best interest of the child in mind. Last year, DCAC served more than 4,000 children and their non-offending family members who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime. Child abuse isn’t an easy subject to talk about, but it is one that cuts across all socioeconomic margins – and one that is happening every day right here in Dallas County.
“Our 2015 goal is for individuals in the Dallas community to become more involved in our cause – and there are so many ways to do this. You can purchase tickets to our upcoming Appetite for Advocacy luncheon on April 2 at the Sheraton Hotel or sign up to participate in April for Child Abuse Awareness Month activities. We also host a sporting clay tournament, Aim for Advocacy on August 27th as well as an art auction, Art for Advocacy, on November 7th.
“Our longer-term goal is to be known as a national leader in professional education for those who fight crimes against children. We recently produced a series of video-based child abuse education curriculum to educate parents, children and child-serving professionals. (You can visit www.trainingcenter.net for more information.) In 2014, we also launched our on-site Research Institute which will track the long-term effects early intervention has on our clients and their families.
“It only takes one word, one conversation, one moment to make a difference in the life of a child. It is through the support of people like you who volunteer, give, learn, and speak out about the issue of child abuse that makes the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center possible.”
* Photo provided by Dallas Children's Advocacy Center