Keeping our Kids Safe

August 25, 2017 Uncategorized
On todays social media anti-trafficking awareness campaign Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families in collaboration with Love146 is taking about knowing who your child is talking to online, and why its important. They also talk to you about how trafficker encourages children.
Check out what they are talking about here: #WatchForTraffick, #ChildTrafficking


August 8, 2017 Uncategorized
Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families in collaboration with Love146 will begin a 12-week social media anti-trafficking awareness campaign aimed to help inform Connecticut’s youth and families.
Follow Love146 as they inform our state of this issue. 

Summer Fun Activities!

June 23, 2017 Uncategorized

Every kid should have Kidsmartz!  Check out free resources such as education kits, animated and music videos, tip sheets, interactive quizzes, articles, and printable activities.

Learn about Connecticut’s Response to Child Abuse

May 15, 2017 Uncategorized

Introducing Lily- Therapy Dog

May 1, 2017 Uncategorized

“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. ”

Click here for a fantastic article about Lily!

And check out this amazing video, courtesy of WTNH, from last September!


4th Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Pinwheel Event

April 26, 2017 Uncategorized


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.”

Click here for WTNH’s coverage of the event

Meet Bridging Clinician Janina Tauro and Peaches the Therapy Dog

July 21, 2015 Uncategorized

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.


April 1 Pinwheel Event News Story

April 23, 2015 Uncategorized

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.

April 1 Pinwheel Event on the New Haven Green

March 18, 2015 Uncategorized

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.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month!

February 24, 2015 Uncategorized


April is Child Abuse Awareness Month!

The South Central CAC will be honoring the children and families it serves through out the month of April by “planting” pinwheel gardens in each of the 22 towns it serves. Keep your eye out for pinwheels in your town!

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