Advocacy

Talking to Children About Traumatic Events

Trauma Causes Stress Natural disasters, man-made crises such as car or plane accidents, or violent episodes like shootings or bombings happen all too often these days. Traumatic events can have profound effects not only on those who have been directly involved and influenced but also on people close to those people and to witnesses. Effects …

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What Happens When I Make a Report?

After making a report through the Child Abuse Hotline the following steps will be taken: A Department of Human Services (DHS) supervisor screens the report of child abuse to determine whether the allegation meets the statutory definition of abuse and neglect and whether the report falls within DHS responsibility. DHS is mandated to investigate substantiated …

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Get your t-shirt today! Show your support for The CARE Center when you wear your extra soft #EndChildAbuse T-shirt. ADULT and YOUTH sizes available. $15 each plus $5 if you’d like us to ship them to you. Contact Camden at camden@carecenter-okc.org or 405.236.2100 for yours today!  

Child abuse expert, Stacy McNeiland, responds to neglect case in Lincoln County

Homeschool group pushes for stronger laws after child abuse case The bystander who reported suspected child abuse and neglect to DHS truly saved this boy’s life. The CARE Center offers a FREE training for adults called Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect that teaches anyone who works with children the signs, symptoms, and risk factors …

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