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ACEs Action Alliance General Meeting @ YWCA
November 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pmNo cost
All are welcome at this meeting of the ACEs Action Alliance. Please note that we are meeting at the YWCA Community Room, 3609 Main Street, this month to better accommodate parking and access.
This month, our featured speaker is Amy Russell, MSEd, JD, NCC, executive director of the Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center, a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center that provides a safe, child-focused place for alleged child victims of criminal-level abuse and their non-offending family members.
The Center’s multidisciplinary team of trained responders comes together from across agencies and jurisdictions to address crimes against children, including holding perpetrators accountable through the judicial system and sensitively considering children’s health and healing needs.
Center staff includes experts from Clark County, the City of Vancouver, Children’s Center, Family Solutions and Washington State Department of Children and Family Services. Together they investigate cases, provide support services and help prosecute suspected felony child abuse perpetrators.
Amy will speak on mandated reporting, support for victims of child abuse, how children experience and/or perceive their victimization (victim dynamics), and the abuse of LGBT+ youth.