What is a multi-disciplinary team?
A multi-disciplinary team is a group of different professionals that come from different disciplines and agencies, with each of them providing different services to the
Secondary Trauma: How it Impacts the Human Service Field
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is classified as a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress as a result of an injury or severe psychological shock. The person experiencing PTSD typically recalls the event in vivid recall, and often even has dreams replaying the event over again…
The holidays can be a magical and exciting time for children as family get-togethers begin, receiving presents, and making memories with loved ones. However, for others, it can be a particularly blue time of the year as holidays can bring feelings of sadness, anxiousness, and loss…
Tinder and Risk to Youth
Tinder is basically a free dating app that matches people based off of several different factors. These include age, location and mutual friends and interests. If you come across a person you’re interested in, you swipe right. Until june of 2016, Tinder’s age requirement was only 13+. Since then, they have changed it to 18+….
Cyberbullying: Understanding & Preventing
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. As many know, Bullying remains a serious problem in today’s society.
Reporting Your Suspicions
If you can’t prevent child abuse, you can stop it. Child sexual abuse is more prevalent than most people realize. CDC research indicates that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are victims of abuse.
Technology and Children: A Growing Trend
The internet is a wonderful tool, but technology is increasing faster than the safety message is. Read more to learn about how you can protect the children in your life.
As a new school year begins, it is important for school administrators, teachers, and staff to be aware of the number of students who are impacted by trauma. As adolescents and teens spend the majority of their time within their schools throughout the year, school personnel are at the front line of recognizing the symptoms of trauma in their students…
Larry Nassar’s Predation and Mandated Reporting
Larry Nassar, a former USA gymnastics physician and Michigan State employee, molested an unprecedented amount of children that were under his “care”. Practicing for nearly 40 years, Nassar was able to use the guise of medical treatment to get his victims alone, often inviting them to his house for one-on-one sessions…
Human Trafficking: THE FACTS
Below is a story of a Metro Detroit sex trafficking survivor who believes more protection is needed for kids in every neighborhood to combat the issue of human trafficking in our communities. According to WXYZ Detroit, Flores is a survivor of human trafficking….
What is Emotional Abuse?
People always talk about the psychological effects that physical abuse can have on a person but what about emotional abuse? Let’s start off with what emotional abuse is exactly….
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…