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Emily Sznitka

Trauma-Informed Schools

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…

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Emily Sznitka

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…

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Emily Sznitka

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….

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Emily Sznitka

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….

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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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Lauren Nicole

How to Beat a Bully

October is Bullying Awareness Month and similar to the pumpkins we see all around town during this time and similar to the ones above, we are all different in our own ways…

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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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