Your contribution is an investment in hope for an abused child.
All child sexual abuse and the most serious physical abuse and neglect are referred
to the Children's Advocacy Center. That's when the child and family are introduced
to caring professionals who have dedicated themselves to helping children through
the nightmare of abuse. There's no need for the child to experience the oftentimes
additional trauma inflicted by a typical investigation. The child is not evidence;
he or she is a victim but...
Your contribution can help empower a child to say, "I am not defined by my abuse.
I will not live as a victim."
Early intervention can help a child have better outcomes in life. They are better
prepared should there be future physical, psychological, cognitive, and behavioral
development issues stemming from their abuse. Through counseling, it is reinforced
that the child was in no way at fault for what happened to them, and they can develop
coping skills to deal with the abuse while learning ways to avoid re-victimization.
At the CACB we do all we can to make sure that no more harm is done, that the child
receives services and counseling to help improve his or her quality of life, and
that the non-offending family members find the support they need to provide a safe
How do your contributions help an abused child?
- $156 (a mere $3 per week) can provide: Crisis counseling to provide emotional support
and introduce coping strategies to three sexually abused children; provide education
to non-offending caregivers on how to support their child's recovery.
- $260 (only $5 per week) can provide: Six hours of counseling and education on coping
with trauma for a seven-year-old girl sexually abused by her father.
- $390 (just $7.50 per week) can provide: Three hours of counseling and safety plan
development for three children who have experienced sexual abuse by a loved one.
- $520 (an economical $10 per week) can provide: Three children with allegations
of abuse can each attend four safety and personal boundary counseling sessions.
Donate Today to the Friends of the Children's Advocacy Center of Brevard.