Over 4,000 Children in Our Area are in need of Foster Parents

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:54 am by WGNS

Foster parents are in low supply right now, partly due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. But, there is no shortage of children in need of a loving family in Rutherford County&.... Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 05, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro - “Experts estimate that 1 out of 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday,” said Child Advocacy Center Community Education.... Read More

Family Preservation Initiative Promises New Solutions to Help Vulnerable Children and Families

Mar 24, 2021 at 11:56 am by WGNS

A new, cutting-edge court program in Tennessee is changing the way the judiciary interacts with at-risk children and their families.Unlike other programs which connect with ju.... Read More

U.S. MARSHALS, TBI, DCS: Collaborative Operation Identifies, Locates Dozens of Missing Tennessee Children

Mar 03, 2021 at 01:12 pm by WGNS

A coordinated effort to identify and locate missing children across Tennessee has led to the recovery of 150 missing children by the United States Marshals Service, Tennessee.... Read More

Local Hometown Hero David Price Sponsors Walk for Children!

Feb 24, 2021 at 08:37 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  “The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce that local Hometown Hero David Price and Project One Four is the presenting sponsor of the&nb.... Read More

UPDATE: Hometown Heroes Walk for Children April 30, 2021

Feb 02, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO - UPDATE)  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Hometown Heroes Walk for Children is an annual event to celebrate child abuse survivors.... Read More

Supplies Needed for Special Kids Staff

Jan 26, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TN -- As Special Kids staff continue to provide care within both their therapy and nursing centers to children with complex medical needs, organizational le.... Read More

Tennessee county profiles provide benchmark for child well-being in pandemic recovery

Jan 12, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth has released its County Profiles of Child Well-Being in Tennessee. At 8th, Rutherford County ranks among the top Tennessee.... Read More

19 Days of Activism: Children and Domestic Violence in Rutherford County and Beyond

Nov 11, 2020 at 08:42 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – As many as 15 million children and adolescents witness domestic violence between their parents or caregivers every year. Domestic violence is the w.... Read More

Fleet Feet Murfreesboro Announces Annual Frosty Fun Run

Nov 05, 2020 at 09:37 am by WGNS

The Annual Frosty Fun Run is nearing and will be held just in time to ensure that families who are less fortunate, have gifts for their children this Christmas.Due to the ongo.... Read More

Tennessee Families Average 1.84 Kids

Oct 20, 2020 at 11:00 am by WGNS

The number of children per household has been steadily increasing for decades. At the same time, the cost of raising children has also been on the rise. As these trends extend.... Read More

AMBER ALERT Cancelled--They were found!

Oct 14, 2020 at 08:14 pm by WGNS

An AMBER Alert was activated in Tennessee, but there is good news Thursday morning: the TBI reports that the two children and father were both located and are in custody.... Read More

Child Advocacy Center: COVID-19 Turned Our World Upside Down

Sep 03, 2020 at 12:05 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro— “We knew the Child Protective Investigative Team had a difficult job responding to horrific cases of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and childr.... Read More

Special Kids: Growing their impact through ONE Change

Jul 24, 2020 at 08:30 am by WGNS

Special Kids based in Murfreesboro has released their one change child partner…This year's "One Change" Child Partner, Guadalupe, is just one of many children that have.... Read More

The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro Thanking Frontline Workers

Jul 15, 2020 at 05:10 pm by WGNS

The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro is open and serving the community. Right now, they are showing their appreciation to frontline workers.Now through July 31st, frontline wo.... Read More

Nearly one third of Tennessee parents are worried their child has an undiagnosed mental health condition, new poll finds

Jul 15, 2020 at 10:00 am by WGNS

One third of Tennessee parents with children aged 6-17 are worried their child has an undiagnosed mental health condition, a new poll from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Heal.... Read More

UPDATE: Special Kids 2020 Banquet

Jul 15, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro,TN - Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center will host their annual banquet as a “virtual event” for the first time on Thursday, September 3. All proc.... Read More

The Family Center Recognizes RCCWC Leaders as "Change Agents for Children"

Jun 20, 2020 at 10:23 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN –The Family Center (TFC) of Tennessee, whose mission is to “break multigenerational cycles of child abuse, neglect, and trauma”, recent.... Read More