News & Events

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

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