Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Partnership for the Victims of Child Abuse


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CADILLAC NEWS BY RICK CHARMOLI  | October 26, 2015 WEXFORD — A new partnership between Wexford County and a national organization with local ties is looking to help protect children when they need it most. Recently, Wexford County has entered into talks with the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. The Traverse City center is a regional response center for the protection and well-being of children. It provides prevention education and multidisciplinary intervention in the investigation, assessment and treatment of child sexual abuse, child […]

Preventing Abuse Through Story, Song


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TRAVERSE CITY RECORD EAGLE BY SARAH ELMS selms@record-eagle.com | October 11, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY — Jenifer Strauss and Miriam Pico aim to reduce child sexual abuse through story and song. The local storyteller and singer-songwriter are teaming up with officials from the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center and the Traverse Area District Library to host a special story time geared toward young kids and their families. “This topic is a sensitive one, but it’s also a really important one,” Strauss said. […]

One in 10: Teachers taught signs of child sexual abuse


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TRAVERSE CITY RECORD EAGLE BY SARAH ELMS selms@record-eagle.com | September 3, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY — Nearly 600 Traverse City Area Public Schools employees will go through a new safety training before classes resume next week — one that focuses on keeping children safe outside of the classroom. The Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center through a grant from the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation is providing free training throughout the community on how adults can identify and respond to child sexual […]