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Chaplains and CACs: Effective Collaborations to Address the Spiritual Impact of Abuse

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Dozens of studies have found that abused and neglected children are often impacted spiritually and that addressing these spiritual injuries can have a profound impact on the medical and mental health of a child.

In 2013, GNCPTC proposed that CACs consider incorporating a chaplain into CAC or MDT responses to child abuse.

The Julie Valentine Center in Greenville, SC, is the first CAC to hire a chaplain as a victim assistance specialist.

This workshop will address the research that supports this work, how a CAC can incorporate a chaplaincy program, and lessons learned from JVC's first year of implementation.

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Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Date Created: September 5, 2019