Conference Registration Now Open!!

Please join us in beautiful Athens, Georgia on October 7-8, 2019, for the 13th Annual CACGA “One Team” Conference: The MDT Response to Child Abuse & Neglect. Our conference will be held at The Classic Center – 300 N. Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601. We are excited to bring our 2-day conference back to Athens!

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Keynote Speaker Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D

Keynote Speaker Announced

Keynote Speaker for the 13th Annual One Team Conference:

Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of  Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). His areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of children with a history of experiencing trauma and exhibiting problematic sexual behavior. Dr. Sigel is a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) trainer as well as a trainer for the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY). He is heavily involved in the UAMS AR BEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) program, which has disseminated evidence-based treatment for trauma and trauma-informed care across Arkansas. Dr. Sigel is the former Director of the UAMS Child Study Center Traumatic Stress Clinic.

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The CACGA Book

 

Words of Hope and Healing

The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia has published a one-of-a-kind resource for survivors of child abuse titled, “Words of Hope and Healing: Encouragement and Empowerment of Survivors of Child Abuse.” Along with forewords by National Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Chris Newlin, CACGA Consultant and former National Children’s Alliance Executive Director Nancy Chandler, and “Jane Doe,” a mom whose child was served by a Georgia CAC, the chapters that follow were all written by a director of a Georgia CAC.

In this book, our directors from across the state of Georgia have written about hope, encouragement, and empowerment. They have imagined through their writings what it would be like sitting with a child and non-offending caregiver on their final day at the CAC when a child asks: What now? What is my life going to be like? What happens to kids like me who’ve had things like this happen to them? How can I be successful? How can I trust? How can I love? Who cares about me? Or any number of the many questions that have been asked by children over the years.

The result is a powerful book rich in words of hope, healing and encouragement from dedicated and professional advocates who see, and serve, children who allege abuse, neglect, and exploitation every day. Our hope at CACGA is that every child and family who is served by a CAC, upon leaving our services and transitioning back into the journey called life, be given a copy of this book so that they can continually review and reflect upon these powerful words of hope and healing. We also hope that anyone who suffers from any trauma, regardless of its cause, be given this book for its source of positive and productive influence.

For the children.

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