Author: Emily Sznitka

Emily Sznitka

Emily Sznitka

Emily Sznitka

Treating Trauma in Children

Child abuse, regardless of severity, can have a long-lasting, negative impact on a child, which is why early intervention is such an important part of what the Child Advocacy Center does. Untreated trauma can create many problems for children as they grow up…

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Emily Sznitka

How to Combat Victim Blaming

Lately, on social media, in the news and in our communities there has been an increase in awareness and encouragement of survivors sharing their stories of abuse. For instance, the #MeToo movement. These stories have propelled a rise to action, however, there is still much work to be done going forward.

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Emily Sznitka

Summer Safety for Your Kids

It’s mid-June and that means that kids are out of school! For most families, this means vacations, sleepovers, trips, and playdates. Every parent knows good summer safety such as applying the right sunscreen, bug spray, water safety, and dehydration. While all those are important safety tips, this summer break it’s also important to be aware of what your kids are participating in and who they’re talking to…

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Emily Sznitka

Role of Educators in the Intervention Process

The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County has three main goals: prevention, intervention, and treatment. The CAC is focused on reducing trauma that the child may experience as much as possible, and it is important that members of the community help us achieve this…

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Emily Sznitka

Talking To A Screen

In today’s day and age technology—more specifically social media—has become an integrative part of society. Social media consists of apps like Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, EBay, Poshmark, Tinder, YouTube and Pinterest—to name a few….

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How Do I Talk To My Child About Sexual Abuse?

As a parent or caregiver, we often feel we know our children like the back of our hands; that we are always prepared and always know what is best for them. With that being said, sometimes unforeseen circumstances unfortunately present themselves—and as an adult, we can even be caught off-guard…

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