News & Events

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

What is it?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.
Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, … Continue reading

Thank you, Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Center!

Children from the Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Center were given the opportunity to donate money at their recent Scholastic Book Fair. The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara is extremely grateful to be the recipient of their generous donations!
Children were each given bags attached to their Book Fair announcements and were asked to place pocket change, … Continue reading

Holiday Safety for Kids and Family

Family gatherings, special traditions, delicious treats — the holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. Unfortunately, for emergency room doctors it’s also one of the busiest. Learn how to protect your little ones from some common holiday dangers, … Continue reading

Creating a Family Safety Plan

Information is power. Understanding risk and what can create vulnerability helps you and your children take action against potentially harmful situations. By working together as a family and as a community, we can create an environment to better protect our children from being sexually abused. … Continue reading

Keep Kids Safe in Winter

In Western New York, we are no strangers to snowstorms or blizzards. We may cringe at the thought of having to dust and scrape snow and ice from our vehicles, or shovel our driveway and walkways. But kids want to go PLAY! … Continue reading

2018 Safe at Home Conference

Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Safe at Home Conference. The conference will be held October 16, 2018 from 8AM to 4PM at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Register today!
Michelle Kaminsky, Esq., Keynote Speaker:
Domestic Violence in the Age of Criminal Justice Reform

Michelle Kaminsky, … Continue reading

Safe Harbour Asset Map Available

The Niagara County Safe Harbour Taskforce has developed an asset map that identifies local services that can benefit exploited or trafficked youth.
Youth who are exploited or trafficked require a continuum of services, ranging from low-threshold services (like drop-in centers) to highly-structured residential placements. … Continue reading

Suicide Prevention: Know the Signs

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24. One in eight teens suffers from depression and, statistics show, people who are depressed are 14 times more likely to commit suicide.
Some Risk Factors of Teen Depression:• … Continue reading

Thank You, Project Linus

The Child Advocacy Center would like to thank Project Linus for its recent delivery of beautiful blankets.
The blankets help children at the CAC feel more comfortable and reduce their stress. They bring their new blankets home as a reminder that there are many people who care about them and their safety! … Continue reading