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Get to know Maria Morales: CAC Family Advocate

What is your position at the CAC? Explain. As a Family Advocate at the CAC, I walk alongside families as they navigate the trauma of abuse and the steps of criminal cases. Through individualized attention and building rapport with each family, I assess their needs, make recommendations and advocate on their behalf for services from…

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A Conversation with Ashleigh Shea: Forensic Interviewing at the CAC

Ashleigh started her collegiate career in nursing knowing that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Realizing that nursing was not the right path to achieving her altruistic goals, she transitioned to social work. Ashleigh began her journey at the CAC as a graduate level intern in 2014 where she was…

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Giving Hope: The Children’s Advocacy Center

Youth Advocacy Team Member, Ben Sanders, a Junior from West Ottawa High School writes about the Children’s Advocacy Center in the West Ottawan.

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‘I Trusted Them’: The Pain of Sexual Abuse

SPRING LAKE TWP. — Sasha Neulinger’s childhood pain still lingers. Family members, people he trusted, betrayed and violated him. Neulinger, now 29, said he was sexually abused by two uncles and a cousin as a child growing up in Pennsylvania. “It’s been a real journey for me as a survivor, but also as a human…

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Crazy Hat Day!

Our prevention team visits every first and third grade class in Zeeland Public Schools teaching lessons on body safety and sharing these lessons with students’ families through informative and fun take home body safety magazines.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

At the Children’s Advocacy Center, we are excited to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month in April 2019.

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Advocates in Action Luncheon Featured on WZZM!

No one seeks to become the face of a group of survivors, by definition it means at some point you’ve been victimized

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

By its very nature, the pinwheel evokes whimsy and childlike wonder. It serves as the physical embodiment and reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.

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