ALWAYS AN ADVOCATE
Shannon was first seen at Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County when she was four years old. She had been sexually abused by an older boy in her neighborhood. Shannon participated in therapy at CACCC, where she was able to learn healthy boundaries and coping skills.
Two years later, Shannon’s mother reached out to CACCC due to an incident at school. Because of what she learned from therapy, Shannon immediately told her mother something inappropriate had happened. Shannon returned to CACCC to receive counseling and practice her coping skills.
The importance of CACCC allowing clients to return for therapy at any time is that it is essential in their healing journey, as the child’s view of their abuse may change as they develop. It also gives parents relief to know that CACCC will always be an advocate for their child.