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“One dog is helping rape victims heal.
Lily the golden retriever recently started work at the Rape Crisis Center in Milford, Connecticut, as a certified therapy dog. The canine is available to accompany rape and sexual assault victims during counseling sessions, helping them feel more comfortable while opening up about their experiences. ”
And check out this amazing video, courtesy of WTNH, from last September!
If you’re by the New Haven Green you may notice something a little different. More than 400 pinwheels have been placed in the ground. Each one of them represents a child who’s received services from the South Central Child Advocacy Center in 2016.
The center provides forensic interviews and medical evaluations to any child who’s made allegations of abuse.
“By coming to our center they get a collaborative approach to telling their story all the way to prosecution,” said Paula Schaeffer, program coordinator for the Yale Child Abuse Programs. “As professionals, we are able to work together so children and families get the resources they need all in one place.”
Meet Janina Tauro and Peaches the Therapy Dog!
Over the next several months we will be posting a series of these spotlights on the SCCAC Facebook page to highlight the incredible professionals who make-up the SCCAC.
Thank you to everyone who attended our April 1 Pinwheel Event on the New Haven Green. It was a wonderful event to honor the children we serve and the professionals who work tirelessly to investigate and provide support services to children and their families after a disclosure of abuse.
Check-out this news story for more information on the event.
Please join us as we spotlight Child Abuse Awareness Month by planting 285 pinwheels in the New Haven Green representing each child who received services from the South Central Child Advocacy Center in 2014. This year we will also be honoring a few outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Members for their dedication to the field of child abuse as an investigator or service provider.
A brief ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. will include remarks from New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Ansonia/Milford State’s Attorney Kevin Lawlor.
We took the pledge, did you? Listen to President Obama’s powerful message at the Grammy’s about ending violence against women and girls and take the “It’s On Us” pledge at itsonus.org.