The WVCAN Blog.

Keep up with the latest network-wide news, and check out recent child advocacy thought leadership from the WVCAN team.

Expanding our influence

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the ninth in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To start with the first entry, click here. In 2014, WVCAN began to explore ways […]

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Community-Based Board President

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the eighth in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To start with the first entry, click here. I know a woman who is brave, compassionate, […]

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OMS Implementation

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the seventh in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To start with the first entry, click here. How do you hold a mirror to a […]

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Mental Health and Medical Services

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the sixth in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To start with the first entry, click here. By 2011, CACs had a firm foothold in […]

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Building Community for Forensic Interviewers

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the fifth in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To start with the first entry, click here. Shortly after beginning work with WVCAN, I […]

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Birthing an organization and a child

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the fourth in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To start with the first entry, click here. After our funding victory in 2008, WVCAN […]

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Making the Impossible Possible

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the third in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To start with the first entry, click here. They told us it would take three […]

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Defining CACs

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on April 4th at the Culture Center in Charleston. This week marks the second in a series of blogs reflecting year-by-year on the history, moments, and people of the CAC movement in West Virginia. To read the first entry, click here. We were a movement. We were a team. […]

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In the Beginning

All movements start somewhere: a place. And that place becomes important to the narrative of the movement. The first child advocacy center in West Virginia was in Hinton, West Virginia, at REACHH. Peggy Rossi had been a leader in her community, and she worked hard to meet the needs she saw. But there was one […]

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