August 2016
September 16, 2016
Campus No. 805
We are getting excited as we are approaching our annual September Celebration! Please mark your calendars, you won't want to miss out this year!

Sponsored by:
Thank You University KIA!
The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) sends our deepest thanks to University KIA! Thank you for always being such wonderful supporters of the NCAC. We greatly appreciate all you do to support abused children.

This year University KIA presented the NCAC with a generous donation of $75,000! Pictured is Development Director, Cynthia Potts with University KIA representatives and NCAC board members.
NCAC receives FBI Director's Community Leadership Award

Executive Director, Chris Newlin recently accepted the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for the NCAC at FBI headqaurters in Washington, DC. This award was given in recognition of the NCAC's 30 year history of national leadership in protecting children from abuse.

   July's Back to School Tid Bit: Erin's Law
This spring in Alabama, all schools are now required to provide child sexual abuse prevention instruction with the passage of Erin's Law. The legislation is named after Erin Merryn, an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Alabama was the 26th state to pass Erin's Law.

The law established a Govenor's Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention. Deborah Callins, NCAC Prevention Director, was appointed by Govenor Robert Bentley with a recommendation from State School Board Member, Mary Scott Hunter. The NCAC's SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) is one of those recommended programs.
Staff Spotlight
New to the Development Team!
Amy Gandy (Development Associate)
Why did you choose NCAC?
My parents always taught me that your work should be something that is not only fulfilling, but contributes to the community. I am thrilled to be in a work environment of kind, supportive colleagues who work tirelessly for the greater good of children and families in our community. I'm thankful that I can work here and spread the message of help and healing.

What is your go-to weekend activity?
Traveling or staying home and cooking with my family.
Let's get real, who will you be rooting for in the upcoming football season?
Mississippi State - Hail State!

What Olympic sport are you most looking forward to follow in the upcoming games?
I always love following the equestrian events because my daughter rides..and well, men's beach volleyball...
Sarah Coggins (Development Coordinator)
Why did you choose NCAC?
Non-profit has always been a strong interest of mine. I wanted to wake up every day looking forward to work and knowing that I am making a difference. So far, NCAC has exceeded my expectations. The mission of this organization and the people behind it are truly amazing.  

What is your go-to weekend activity?
Anything outdoors. Whether it is the lake or the mountains I like to stay active and be outside!

Let's get real, who will you be rooting for in the upcoming football season?
Alabama, Roll Tide!!

What Olympic sport are you most looking forward to follow in the upcoming games? Gymnastics and diving. Although I am curious to see what an Olympic game of badminton looks like.
The Protectors' Circle
One of the easiest ways that you can help abused children being served by the National Children's Advocacy Center is by joining our Protectors' Circle. This annual giving initiative raises funds to support the NCAC's mission of promoting excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership. Please see below for how your financial support can help bring hope to a child:

$25-Provides snacks for children during therapy sessions
$50-One pack of therapy putty for use in therapeutic services
$100-Classroom presentation of SCAN Program
$150-One therapy session
$250-Specialized medical examination
$500-Extended forensic interview and specialized medical exam for a child abuse victim
$1000-Three months of home visitation services for an at-risk family
$3500-Complete, comprehensive services covered for one victim of child abuse
These children need your help. Will you invest in the life of a child today?
NCAC Wish List: Intervention and Clinical Department
Please consider making a donation or delivering these items to the NCAC for the children. For any questions regarding Wish List Items, please email development@nationalcac.org or call 256-327-3783.
  • Socks, all sizes for youth and teen
  • Tennis shoes, all sizes youth and teen
  • Girls/Boys underwear, all sizes
  • Hygiene Kit: tooth brush/tooth paste, comb/brush, deoderant, soap and shampoo
  • Shorts, T-shirts, play clothes, pajamas
  • Board games for kids/art and coloring material
  • Toys for kids on birthday or when they finish therapy (lacking boys stuff)
  • Baskets for stuffed animals 
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