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An estimated 1,770 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2018, the most recent year for which there is national data. But child abuse fatalities are not the only consequences abused children suffer. Sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect are forms of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that researchers have linked to mental health problems, such as mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, and impulse control disorders. Child abuse often co-occurs with other ACEs, like witness to community violence, traumatic loss or separation, . Adults with multiple ACEs have even been shown to be more likely to endure poor health outcomes like diabetes, STDs, heart disease, and early death. In 2019, CACs around the country served 371,060 child victims of abuse, providing forensic interviews, evidence-based mental health treatments that are proven to reduce symptoms, case management, victim advocacy services, and more. CACs also provided nearly 2.3 million people with abuse prevention education. (National Children’s Alliance)
We are a center of excellence, helping children, healing families and strengthening communities. The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) brings together community partners involved in child welfare to provide a compassionate, coordinated community response to child abuse and neglect in Central Florida by offering a continuum of services from assessment to advocacy and treatment, all at one family-friendly location. Our video is the winner of the GOLD 2015 American Advertising Award, (formerly the ADDY® award).Learn More
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