The WVCAN Blog.

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

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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Judger Pit

We’ve all been there – frustrated, angry even, at a colleague or partner. You wonder what on Earth is their problem, why they’re acting a certain way (again?!), and really just want to throw up your hands and call it quits on something. All of us in the nonprofit world are human, and we all […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

In this season of reflection and planning, we at WVCAN are grateful for 2016 and looking forward to some amazing things in the coming year. Some Highlights of 2016: We were honored to receive the WV Nonprofit Association’s Nonprofit Excellence Award this Fall. We had two centers nationally-accredited in October, bringing us to 100% of […]

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Give from Your Heart

I love this quote by Anne Frank. Earlier this year when flooding ravaged West Virginia communities, so many people gave their time, money, and resources. We banded together as a community should in time of need and knew that we could help our friends and neighbors. We gave a little and gave a lot, and […]

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