The WVCAN Blog.

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

Board President’s Farewell

By:  Mimi Wilson – President, WVCAN Board of Directors My time is almost up.  For the past three years, I’ve had the privilege of serving as Board President (but never a “bored” president😊) of WVCAN. And as my tenure draws to a close, I feel the future is already in place. Before long, every child […]

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The Whole and the Parts

By:  Karen Hangartner, LMSW, Project Director, SRCAC “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This statement is particularly applicable to the Child Advocacy Center movement. The movement is made up of many moving parts that must collaborate and communicate with one another to effectively support the work of local CACs and multidisciplinary […]

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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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