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National Suicide Prevention Month

Our CAC recently had the opportunity to interview Rhiannon O’Shea, Community Education and Information Referral Program Director for the Mental Health Association in Niagara County. September is National Suicide Prevention Month and a great time to share important information with parents and caregivers on this topic. … Continue reading

When a Child Makes a Disclosure

When a child discloses abuse, an adult’s first reaction is the most important. The way an adult reacts, and how it is perceived by the child, can determine whether a child will continue to disclose or decide not to tell anyone ever again. … Continue reading

CAC Staff on Protecting Children

The CAC of Niagara staff work directly with children who are suspected victims of abuse. We work with law enforcement, child protection, prosecutors, victim advocates, medical professionals, mental health practitioners and many community agencies. Our roles provide us with a lot of insight on child abuse, … Continue reading

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

Summer is approaching and kids will be out of school. We’ve put together a list of 10 ways to keep your kids safe this summer.
1)  Know where your kids are!

Do your research if you are using a babysitter or new daycare provider
Get details about Summer camps. … Continue reading

Children’s Mental Health Acceptance

Children’s Mental Health Acceptance week is in May and you may have noticed a change in wording this year. The National Federation of Families has changed Awareness to Acceptance. According to the National Federation of Families, awareness means we know it exists but acceptance means we make a personal connection and take steps to learn more. … Continue reading

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child Advocacy Centers all over the country use this time to increase awareness and provide prevention information to the community. Locally, at the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, we have many community events scheduled for the month of April. … Continue reading

Accidental Poisoning Prevention

During the month of March we want to raise awareness of accidental poisonings in children. Accidents can occur when children have access to medication, chemicals, toxins, poisons, cleaning products, and edible products containing marijuana. If we keep these potentially harmful items away from children and educate children on what to do if they encounter something unsafe, … Continue reading

Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. It is the perfect time to talk about healthy relationships, especially when it comes to teenagers. Navigating relationships in our teenage years can be a roller-coaster of intense feelings, from happiness to sadness and everything in between. … Continue reading

Summer Safety

It’s been a long year of quarantines, isolation, and disconnection with family and friends.  Everyone is enjoying the more relaxed guidelines surrounding Covid-19 and the thought of socializing, traveling, and getting back to normal.  We want to give you all a refresher on safety tips for your family to make sure the summer is filled with fun and no unexpected trips to the emergency room! … Continue reading