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    CACs are often the first step that child victims take toward recovery from abuse.  96% of non-offending caregivers who received services for their child through a CAC would recommend the CAC to someone else in their situation.
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    NYSCA News

    NYSCA News is a quarterly newsletter designed to highlight the recent activities and achievements of the New York State Children's Alliance and its membership.
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    Bivona Summit

    Bivona Summit April 28 and 29th Rochester Riverside Convention Center
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  • 2016 NYS Children's Alliance Annual Membership Conference

    The Conference will take place for a full first day on Tuesday, September 13th and an additional 1/2 day on September 14th at the Holiday Inn in beautiful Saratoga Springs. Visit again soon for additional details.
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    First Responder

    Online Training now available free of charge to Law Enforcement statewide through the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
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    Less Is More

    Training for mandated reporters.
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New York is now home to 40 Child Advocacy Centers

The New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc. (NYSCA) is a statewide membership organization dedicated to helping local communities effectively respond to allegations of child abuse in a manner that puts the needs of children first. NYSCA was established in May 2000 to represent a network of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) throughout New York State on a state and federal level. NYSCA provides training and technical assistance to members and supports the development, growth and continuation of CACs and MDTs throughout the state.
CACs provide a child friendly setting in which allegations of abuse are responded to collaboratively by a multidisciplinary team including members of law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, medical professionals, mental health providers, victim advocates and Center staff. Centers are based upon a national model designed to reduce the trauma experienced by child victims. From the time of the initial report, through the resolution of the case, the team will work together to conduct a thorough investigation, prosecute offenders and provide the necessary support services to the children and their non-offending family members.

 

 

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