There were tears, laughter and hugs as SECRET SANTAS made a surprise stop at Murfreesboro's Child Advocacy Center.
The Office of the District Attorney General Sixteenth Judicial District is pleased to partner with The Child Advocacy Center in Rutherford and Cannon Counties for the 8th annual international "19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence toward Children and Youth" to highlight ways the larger community can be involved in the work of child abuse prevention and intervention.
"Good parents are the best defense against online predators," said Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer. "It is important that parents are educated on how to protect our children from becoming victims."
People who know a child living in a home where parents are using opioids or other drugs may report the abuse to the Department of Children's Services Child Abuse Reporting Hotline at 1-877-237-0004 or to local law enforcement.
Junior League of Murfreesboro has a long history of supporting the Child Advocacy Center. At their recent new member retreat Junior League collected snacks and juice boxes for children who visit the Center.
The final event of Child Abuse Prevention Month was the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday, April 21, 2017
"We want to thank our wonderful community for all of their incredible support of the first annual CAC Prize Patrol!" announced Child Advocacy Center board president Terry Fann.
"Everyone keeps asking, 'When is the Duck Race?' We are not racing ducks this year. The ducks have retired! The Child Advocacy Center is giving away prizes without our feathered friends," announced CAC Prize Patrol Co-Chairperson Dara Payne. That will be Saturday, May 21, 2016 next to Belk Department Store in the Avenue of Murfreesboro.
"The Child Advocacy Center thanks the huge group of walkers who put on their tennis shoes and joined us for the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday (4/29/2016) afternoon," announced Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.
Two Virginia Tech freshmen charged with kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell from Blacksburg, Va., communicated with her online through the popular messaging app Kik.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman says it's one of his favorite Murfreesboro Christmas traditions. We're talking about the Child Advocacy Center Holiday Open House.
(MURFREESBORO) - The first duck to cross the finish line at the Duck Derby was adopted by Connie White of Murfreesboro, who won the grand prize of $5,000. White picked up her duck adoption form at the F.A.C.E. It Fitness Boot Camp at the MAC.
Quackers the Duck will be bowling strikes at Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles on Saturday (today, May 10, 2014) from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Sharon De Boer, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center, says many children never report child abuse and child sexual abuse to a trusted adult. Experts estimate that one in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday and 90 percent of those victims never report the abuse.
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