YNHH’s Child Abuse Programs Celebrate 50 Years Of Service!

November 9, 2017 Uncategorized

Read about how the Child Abuse Programs at YNHH have grown over the last 50 years!


Dr. John Leventhal, medical director of the Yale Child Abuse Programs, with Dr. Andrea Asnes, associate director, left, and Paula Schaeffer, program coordinator, at the Family Advocacy Center at 1 Long Wharf in New Haven. Photo: Peter Hvizdak / Hearst Connecticut Media / New Haven Register

4 easy tips to stay safe online #WatchforTraffick

September 28, 2017 Uncategorized

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. may contain: one or more people and text
#WatchForTraffick #ChildTrafficking

How to Talk to Your Kids

August 28, 2017 Uncategorized
Knowing how to have a conversation with your child about online safety could be hard. Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families in collaboration with Love146 have a month long anti-trafficking campaign, and today they are talking about how to talk to your kids about on line safety.
Check out the tips they offer here: #WatchForTraffick, #ChildTrafficking

Tips to Keeping Your Social Media Safe

August 26, 2017 Uncategorized
With the continue effort to raise awareness about anti-trafficking, Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families in collaboration with Love146 are talking today about the importance to keeping your personal information private.
Check out some safety rules of thumb here: #WatchForTraffick, #ChildTrafficking

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

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