The WVCAN Blog.

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

Of course, you’re an artist

By:  Barbie Dallmann “You can’t draw! You’re doing it all wrong!” Once again, my father grabbed the crayon from my hand, pushed me aside, and demonstrated the proper way to draw a flower. At the tender age of six, I sighed deeply and simply gave up. I can’t do this! And for nearly 50 years, […]

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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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