Read about how the Child Abuse Programs at YNHH have grown over the last 50 years!
You wouldn’t walk down dark alleys alone at night – and you should also avoid creepy places online! You could stumble on stuff you don’t want to see (or maybe are even illegal!), or end up
chatting with someone looking to take advantage of you. Trust your gut, and don’t walk down the sketchy alleys of the Internet. Find out a few more safety rules of thumb.
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.
“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.”