16 results for author: Rebecca Long


Children’s Advocacy Center in Bartow County Receives National Accreditation

Advocates for Children and its Children’s Advocacy Center has been awarded accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision. The local CAC provides ...

Advocates for Children Celebrates a New Year and Looks Back at 2016 Accomplishments

CARTERSVILLE, Ga.- Jan. 18, 2017: Advocates for Children started the new year of 2017 by thanking donors, volunteers, corporate partners, and other supporters of the organization at the annual appreciation dinner Tuesday. Community members gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of 2016, look forward to 2017 and recognize some of those who dedicated themselves to Advocates’ mission of preventing and treating child abuse in all its forms. It is the contribution of those volunteers, donors, and partners that makes the organization’s reach even larger Advocates for Children President and CEO Karen White explained during her welcome to the ...

Advocates for Children Places Focus of New Role on the Future of Shelter Residents

Transitioning from childhood and the teenage years into adulthood is a hard task for anyone. This is especially true for residents of Advocates for Children’s Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter, a residential facility for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Recognizing this tough transition, the shelter has added a position dedicated to making sure residents learn all they need to know to be productive and happy adults. The position is funded largely through a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant administered by Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Jacqueline Knight, who resides in Rome with her husband and children, has ...

Brightening the Lives of Children This Christmas

Opportunities still exist to brighten smiles this Christmas at Advocates for Children. Many local individuals, companies, church groups, and other organizations have already purchased items for the residents of the Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter and families participating in the Hope in Your Home program. However, some of the items on the children’s wish lists are currently unfilled. Children at the shelter noted their five most wanted items, which are included on the list along with shelter requests for gift cards for group meals, activities, clothing items, and other necessities. Lists of the still needed items are available at advochi...

Advocates for Children to Offer Training for Education Advocates

In its efforts to prevent and treat child abuse in all its forms, Advocates for Children provides community services for children, including those currently in the foster care system. One such program under the umbrella of Advocates for Children offers children who are abused or neglected a voice in the court system. The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer assesses the child’s situation and reports to the judge what is in the best interest of the child with a goal of a safe, permanent home for each child. It is estimated that the average child in foster care is likely to change placements two to three times a year, according to ...

Advocates for Children to Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Rally and Text2Give Program

In the spirit of the season, Advocates for Children will once again join the #GivingTuesday celebration on Nov. 29, inspiring meaningful giving to advance its mission of the prevention and treatment of child abuse in all its forms. Alongside a giving rally at Friendship Plaza, Advocates for Children is working to make giving even easier with the introduction of a give by text function. Advocates for Children recently launched a new tool to encourage giving from any location. The new Text2Give platform allows donors to give using their cell phones. The mobile channel offers people an easy and secure way to give. Those wanting to use this function ...

Advocates for Children Names Amanda Tant as Director of CAC

A familiar face is taking the helm of Advocates for Children’s A Better Way Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Amanda Tant, who previously worked for the CAC as a forensic interviewer has stepped into the role of director, leading the efforts of the center and its efforts to lessen the trauma associated with reporting child abuse. “I have a desire to help victims of child abuse and to work to prevent child abuse,” said Tant, who began working at Advocates for Children in 2011. “The work that Advocates for Children has done for so many years in this community is inspiring to me. It is also important to me to work and give back in the ...

Magnolia Designer Show House Maintains Tradition and Introduces New Style

When people walk into the Magnolia Designer Show House in Cartersville presented by Atlanta magazine, Atlanta Magazine HOME, and Beverly Baribault Design Group, there is a sense of walking through the past into the future. The Philip Shutze inspired home is about 60 miles from where most of the famed architect’s work sits, and is open to the public for tours for a limited time. Proceeds from the Magnolia Designer Show House, which is open Wednesdays-Sundays until Nov. 13, go to benefit Advocates for Children and its mission to prevent and treat child abuse in all its forms. Designers involved in the project said that it was that cause and the ...

Duck Dash 5K Raises Money for Advocates for Children

CARTERSVILLE, Ga.- Oct. 3, 2016: The 12th annual Duck Dash 5K and Fun Run to support Advocates for Children are in the books after a cool October morning start for the event that attracted runners from Northwest Georgia and beyond. About 100 participants took part in the event Saturday, Oct. 1. Money was collected for Advocates for Children through race registrations and donations. Additionally, funds were secured through sponsorships from local businesses and organizations, including Cartersville Medical Center, Gary Fox, CPA and Ramey Wealth/Wells Fargo Advisors, bringing the total raised to nearly $12,000 before expenses. The top three male ...

Enter for Your Chance to Win the 50/50 Golf Ball Drop Raffle

As golfers at the AT&T Corporate Real Estate Property Management Charity Classic hope for that illustrious hole in one, one lucky person will walk away with a prize for simply purchasing a chance in the Golf Ball Drop Raffle. At the annual tournament, which is scheduled for Oct. 6, a golf ball drop will give the public the opportunity to try their luck without ever having to pick up a club. Up to 250 numbered golf balls will be dropped from a hot air balloon over the green, each with an equal chance of being the first to land in the cup. The numbered ball that goes in the hole first wins 50 percent of what is raised in golf ball sales. If all ...