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Our Mission is to nurture abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment and prevention.

Our programs include Child Advocacy Center, Family Visitation Center and Anti - Human Trafficking Awareness.

The Children's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 

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If you suspect a child is being abused, it should be reported to Medina County Job and Family Services (MCJFS) at

330.661.0800.

 

If a child is in immediate danger, please call 911.

 

The longer abuse continues, the greater the potential for serious and long-term emotional and psychological difficulties are for the child. 





Jun 20, 2019
At the end of May, our staff attended a conference organized by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost's Office. This conference is focused on victim advocacy especially for victims of sexual and domestic violence.

Aswad Thomas, the managing director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice at the Alliance for Safety and Justice spoke about his experience as a victim of crime and the need to ensure victim services in the communities most affected by crime. You can see him tell part of his story in this video.


Sexual assault prevention educator and co-founder of Catharsis Production, Dr. Gayle Stern, spoke about rape culture and the problem with jokes about sexual violence. Catharsis Productions uses an improv style show to discuss issues of consent, hook-up culture, and sexual violence prevention with college students, law enforcement officers, the U.S. military, and communities across the country. You can see a sample of their show and read more about their approach in this article.

A few weeks later, The Children's Center Staff attended the National Children's Alliance Leadership Conference. During this conference, we had the opportunity to meet with Representative Anthony Gonzalez and the staff of both Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown.

In addition to the plenaries and break out sessions, our staff attended the screening of a documentary on the effects of childhood trauma by former Saturday Night Live comedian Darrel Hammond. You can learn more at the website for the movie or view the trailer.

The conference ended with a session called "The Edge of Compassion: Staying Well in High-Stress, Trauma-Exposed Environments" with Francoise Mathieu. You can view her TED Talk.


 
Posted by Kristen Minichello on June 20, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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