Meet our Superheroes – YOU are a part of the Superhero Team!
Your partnership to Blow Away Child Abuse by minimizing the trauma children face when they are victimized by abuse is perfectly illustrated in Olivia’s story.
Using play and art therapy, four-year-old Olivia chose crayons, paper and tape to express her feelings during her therapy sessions. Referring to the abuse, Olivia described her heart as so overwhelmed with emotions that it exploded and was torn; then her heart was taped back together through therapy at CAC.
Your support enables CAC’s team of professionals to work with children and protective caregivers to aid in healing following the disclosure of trauma. Therapy helps reduce symptoms of the trauma, and at the conclusion of treatment the child and family participate in a graduation ceremony to mark this milestone.
Olivia reached that important milestone! She is a girl so full of personality, a girl who loves to eat green beans, a girl with a rainbow of favorite colors … a girl whose childhood has been restored.
April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
Read more of Olivia’s story below and join CAC friends and family at April Child Abuse Awareness Events! We couldn’t reach hurting children in Smith County without your encouragement and support – thank you!