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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis. This year, the awareness theme is: “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention With Purpose.” Please follow us on facebook for daily inspiration to encourage our contacts to learn more about the resources, … Continue reading

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking is defined as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to commodify one person for the benefit of another. Child trafficking has the same definition as human trafficking, except that the factors of force, fraud, and coercion are not necessary for an act to be considered trafficking. … Continue reading

November is National Runaway Prevention Month

Responding to Runaways #NRPM2020 Every time a youth leaves home without announcement, it is worrisome. However, it is the reality for many parents in Niagara County and the country. Some youth leave home repeatedly, and have no contact for days. Runaway youth are some of the most vulnerable young people in our country, … Continue reading

September is National Suicide Awareness Month

Suicide has been the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States since 2012. While statistics like these are important, they provide little insight into understanding the signs and preventing suicide. Every September, we strive to bring attention to the signs that a child may be suicidal, … Continue reading

September is Baby Safety Month

Baby safety covers a lot of ground. If you want to read all about the ways to keep your baby safe, visit: Let’s talk basics of babyproofing your house. The best way to babyproof? Think like a baby! Get down low to the ground and see what they see. … Continue reading

Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke

On average, 39 children die from Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke, or heatstroke in a car, every year. Since 1998, 855 children have died due to Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke. `There are a few ways that this can happen, but over half of PVH fatalities occur when a caregiver forgets that their children are in the back seat. … Continue reading

Mental Illness is Not “In Your Head”

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five American adults has one or more forms of mental illness. Additionally, one in 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition that can have long-term or lifelong effects on their mental well-being. … Continue reading

COVID-19 procedures for the CAC

Our primary goal at the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara is to keep children and families safe. We continue this mission during the COVID-19 crisis. The Center remains open to provide support services to children and families. However, in-person appointments have been stopped with limited exceptions. … Continue reading