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The Total Transformation Program Wins Awards from the National Association of Social Workers and The National Parenting Center

Westbrook, ME (PRWEB) November 17, 2006

The Total Transformation, a multi-media home study program used nationally by parents to manage behavior problems in children and teenagers, has won two prestigious industry awards: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education and The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval.

Through its Continuing Education Approval Program, the NASW approves educational programs that meet its strict criteria. The approved programs are used by social work professionals to meet the continuing education requirement for social work licensure and certification renewal. The Total Transformation Program, developed by behavioral therapist James Lehman and Legacy Parenting Company, was approved for six contact hours of continuing education.

The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval program identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Their consumer-oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and the award signifies a products quality and desirability.

We are pleased to have The Total Transformation Program approved by the NASW and The National Parenting Center, says Legacy Parenting President, Steve Anderson. Our goal is to provide parents with the tools to manage the myriad of behavioral challenges associated with parenting in the 21st century. Recognition by these two prominent industry organizations will help establish The Total Transformation as a brand families can trust.

The Total Transformation Program teaches parents how to turn around disrespectful, defiant, obnoxious and even abusive behaviors in children and teenagers with the practical, hands-on techniques James Lehman developed over 30 years of working with behaviorally troubled youth and their families. The program offers straightforward techniques for stopping arguments, setting limits, obtaining compliance and teaching accountability and problem solving.

For more information about The Total Transformation Program, contact Sharon Roy, Internet Marketing Director, 207-856-5600 x 3017 or visit http://www.thetotaltransformation.com.

Legacy Parenting Company, publisher of The Total Transformation Program, is committed to helping families through the development of programs and products designed to enhance the quality of family life.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and also seeks to enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.

The National Parenting Center was founded in 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice from the worlds most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.

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The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires Endows Foundation to Benefit Children with Craniofacial Disorders

Buenos Aires, Argentina (PRWEB) August 10, 2007

The SurgeryBA Foundation (SBAF) will improve the lives of children who would otherwise live with a facial deformity for the rest of their lives.

“Congenital craniofacial disorders affect more children every year than all childhood cancers combined.”*1 Ranging from cleft lip and palate to traumatic deformities, these treatable disorders have a tremendous negative impact on a child’s development, growth and future life.

To help children who cannot afford surgical procedures required to treat these conditions, The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires (SurgeryBA.com) has established the SurgeryBA Foundation (SBAF) — a non-profit charitable foundation exclusively dedicated to treating and caring of children with congenital malformations of the face and head, offering a lifeline to children who cannot afford treatment or are marginalized by the health insurance systems.

The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires, a leading full-service plastic surgery provider, will donate resources, expertise, medical procedures and logistical and technological support to the foundation.

“The SurgeryBA Foundation treats patients with congenital craniofacial abnormalities like: cleft lip & palate, hemifacial microsomia, Treacher-Collins Syndrome, Cranyosinostosis, Apert Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome among others, as well as traumatic deformities and head & neck tumors,” explains Dr. Diego Steinberg, SBAF’s chief medical adviser. “By providing human and technological resources, the foundation’s programs are focused on the reintegration of patients into society as productive individuals.”

SurgeryBA’s Director, Rodrigo Benadon, sums up the spirit of the foundation: “When you treat a child of a facial deformity, you change that child’s life forever.”

About the company–

The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires is a medical tourism organization based in Buenos Aires, Argentina that offers personalized, comprehensive plastic surgery packages to international patients. Medical tourism, the process of traveling abroad to obtain medical procedures, has grown rapidly in recent years as patients face rising healthcare costs at home and find safe, more affordable, medical options abroad. In fact, Argentina has become one of the world’s leading destinations for plastic surgery.**2

Patients from across the United States, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world choose flying to Buenos Aires over performing the same procedures in their home country because the International Patient Care Center at The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires is a medical unit dedicated exclusively to serving foreign travelers seeking plastic and cosmetic surgery; the cost/quality ratio is unbeatable, and staff members are experts at addressing the unique needs of medical tourists.

A trip to The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires is not just a trip to the doctor, but a full mind-and-body healing experience that channels the beauty and culture of Buenos Aires and culminates in the total redefinition of body and spirit. Patients are cared for before, during, and after surgery by an expert team and a full suite of additional personal services is available, including a personal concierge, personal shopper, full spa facilities, language lessons and various tourist activities.

“Our patients can expect the same level of service, quality, and medical excellence that they would receive at home. In fact, you will find that SurgeryBA offers more support and services than you’re accustomed to at home, and at a much lower price,” say the Medical Directors of The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires.

Speaking with patients of The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires (http://www.surgeryBA.com), it is easy to understand why Argentina has become one of the world’s leading destinations for plastic and cosmetic surgery.

“It was a chance to redefine myself while on vacation at a very cool place” says Jennifer Blake, a ravishing financial analyst and mother of four, as she raves about her recent trip. “I opted for a combined procedures package — a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast implants package, with additional non-invasive procedures to enhance my overall results.” She continues, “I am so happy with the way I look now, it just gives new energy to everything I do. Plus, I got to do all this completely stress free, with the privacy I needed, away from my daily chores, at a beautiful vacation destination, for a lot less than a single plastic surgery procedure would have have been if I had done it at home.”

The value proposition of The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires comprises five points:

New Child Care Concept Introduces First Completely Eco-Friendly Center

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 12, 2007

After more than a year of research and planning, this week FIO360 (pronounced fee-oh) announces plans to open its first totally eco-friendly child care center in Atlanta by February 2008. The announcement comes amid a flurry of dialogue regarding safe toys, food and environmental settings for children.

FIO360’s concept will present the first Eco Early Care and Learning Boutique in the United States–meeting the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards for environmentally sustainable construction and providing an entirely eco-friendly operation with organic/locally-grown food, natural/organic personal care products and earth-friendly cleaners throughout the facility. According to the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, pound for pound, children breathe more air, drink more water, and eat more food than adults. Their bodies are more rapidly growing and developing, so their interactions within their environments have a maximum impact during this critical time.

“The reality is most of today’s American families (67 percent) require child care services and, as a working mom myself, I realized more could be done to provide a more holistic learning and care setting for children,” says Crissy Klaus, Founder & CEO of FIO360. “The word ‘fio’ is a Latin verb that means ‘to become’ and ‘360’ relates to wholeness or coming full circle, so FIO360 will provide an optimum setting for children to become their individual best–intellectually, physically and emotionally.”

FIO360 will also offer a wide array of special amenities for children and families, including an interactive learning museum, on-site massage therapy, heated floors, a no-shoes policy, the first Family Concierge and a 9,600 square-foot rooftop playground, to name a few.

FIO360’s Key Features

In line with its eco-friendly values and family-centric philosophies, FIO360 will enter the Atlanta market offering several unique features, including:


Green Building & Eco-Friendly Child Care Standards: FIO360 is making significant investments to create a green facility that will provide a setting for optimal children’s health, including zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) painted walls; no PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic products; natural and organic toys; all-natural personal care products that exclude harmful chemicals; solar tubes to bring in natural lighting; floors that emit radiant heat; and earth-friendly leaning products that exclude harmful fumes and environmental toxins.

Organic Children’s Meals: All meals prepared in the on-site FIO360 commercial kitchen or purchased from outside vendors will feature locally-grown, organic, natural or hormone-free food, with an emphasis on whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Children’s & Parent’s Massage Therapy: Studies reveal infants who receive massage sleep through the night sooner, longer and have fewer gastric problems. Research also demonstrates that massage in young children helps develop less aggressive behaviors. At FIO360, parents will have the option to register their children for massage by a licensed and trained specialist at no charge. FIO360 will also feature a “Relaxation Station” where parents and staff can unwind and recharge with massage by a certified specialist. Workshops for parents will also be offered to provide additional education about this emerging practice.

Shoeless Environment: To negate the dirt, germs and oils that shoes can track on the floors, FIO360 will provide children and staff with Fio Slippers to wear throughout the facility. Playtime on the floors is a core part of each child’s discovery experience and shoeless settings help keep the floors clean and safe for children to crawl, walk, run and play.

Classroom Technology: The FIO360 classrooms will feature active board technology that will be used for learning and will also stream family photos and video footage so that children can always feel connected. And, parents will have access to password-protected Web cameras to take a sneak peek at their children throughout the day.

Interactive Learning Exhibits: A significant portion of the entrance level–a 900 square-foot space with 18 ft. ceilings–will feature interactive learning exhibits in a children’s museum format. The “Imagination Station” will feature permanent “signature” exhibits as well as portable exhibits that will change to keep the space fresh and exciting.

Rooftop Playground: Today’s best outdoor play spaces for children invite open-ended play and discovery in natural environments. Located on the rooftop, the FIO360 Magical Urban Playscape will present a space for children to play, wonder and create. With a protected rooftop setting (enclosed by an 8-foot fence) that allows children to view the wonder of Atlanta, this playground will feature various age-appropriate play stations and gardens where children can escape to a world of excitement and exploration.

New Pyramid Learning Curriculum: Developed by Dr. Jef Van Kuyk of the Netherlands (one of the world’s most literate countries), this curriculum meets the highest national standards for early care and learning. The program is used to educate children in the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and India and is currently being developed for use in the United States. Teachers are trained and empowered to use a four-step process to take children from basic understanding to more complex problem solving.

Countdown To Opening

The 21,000-plus square foot FIO360 facility will serve 238 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years in its full-time care and learning program. The center will also offer drop-in care for parents who want to enjoy quality time in the city and back-up care for parents when their everyday provider is unavailable.

FIO360 will gradually roll out enrollment openings for full-time care, with plans to reach its full capacity of 238 openings by April 2008.

For more information, visit http://www.fio360.com.

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Shopping Center in Litchfield Park Hosts Free Event

Litchfield Park, AZ (PRWEB) March 14, 2008

Music, free refreshments, drawings for $ 50 gift certificates, as well as in-store savings at participating merchants will all be part of the fun at the Customer Appreciation Day Open House from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 29th at Camelback Crossing Shopping Center, 5115 N. Dysart Road in Litchfield Park.

Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Michael Byrne, a fire truck from Rural Metro Fire Department will be on the premises handing out free coloring books, and Child Protection America will be providing free fingerprinting kits.

“Years ago, a trip to the store was more than just a place to buy goods, it was a place to talk to neighbors, grab a bite to eat, enjoy life and have a little fun,” said Mary Walker, marketing director of Camelback Crossing and president of Power Promotions. “The Customer Appreciation Day Open House is one way that the merchants at Camelback Crossing can introduce themselves to their new neighbors, as well as show their appreciation to the loyal customers who have supported them through the years. Both the young and old will find something to enjoy at this spring event.”

Camelback Crossing offers a variety of merchants that specialize in reasonably priced groceries, goods and services. The store directory includes: Bank of America; Barro’s Pizza; Bashas’; Camelback Crossing Cleaners; Children’s Orchard; Dreaming Summit Animal Hospital; Expect Nails & Spa; Great Clips for Hair; Jackson Hewitt Tax Service; Reene’s Creations & Apparel; Southwest Golf Cars; Subway; Tasty Asian kitchen; The UPS Store; Walgreen and West Coast Dental.

The shopping center is located on the northeast corner of Dysart and Camelback Road in Litchfield Park. For more information contact Marks Public Relations at 480-664-3004.

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Parents as Teachers National Center Honors Carol Brunson Day

St. Louis (PRWEB) March 28, 2008

Carol Brunson Day, president and COO of National Black Child Development Institute, will accept the 2008 Parents as Teachers Child and Family Advocacy Award at the 17th annual Parents as Teachers Conference here. This award honors an individual or organization who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication in advocating for children and families. The 2008 award will go to Brunson Day in recognition of her steadfast commitment to children and family policy in a career spanning 39 years.

“This is the most prestigious award our organization presents,” says Susan S. Stepleton, president and CEO of Parents as Teachers National Center. “It recognizes not just accomplishments, but also an ongoing, often lifetime devotion to support children and families. Carol Brunson Day certainly exemplifies this unwavering dedication through her work as leader and influencer in the areas of teaching, consulting, research and administration.”

Currently, Brunson Day leads National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) as president and COO. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NBCDI’s mission is to improve and protect the lives of children by advocating for improved child welfare services, universal access to early care and education, family support services and educational reform.

Previous recipients of the Parents as Teachers Child and Family Advocacy Award include the National League of Cities, United Way of America, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, Missouri Senator Kit Bond, Marian Wright Edelman, Evelyn Moore, Dolly Parton, Idaho’s First Lady Patricia Kempthorne and the Albertson Foundation, among others.

The 2008 Parents as Teachers Conference, April 1-3 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel and America’s Center in St. Louis, has drawn more than 1,000 parent educators and representatives from early childhood, child care, health, social services, government and business. This year’s conference, with a focus on early childhood advocacy, is providing parent educators with access to the most cutting-edge thinking on early childhood education and policy, family dynamics and cultural education.

About Parents as Teachers National Center

Based in St. Louis, Parents as Teachers National Center is the resource base and backbone of Parents as Teachers, a parent education and early childhood development program serving parents throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5. The nonprofit National Center oversees more than 3,000 programs offering Parents as Teachers services nationwide as well as in several other countries. For more information about Parents as Teachers, visit http://www.ParentsAsTeachers.org.

Note: Photo of Carol Brunson Day available via flickr.

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Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Trauma Institute Treatment and Service Adaptation Center Receives Video Conferencing Donation From IVCi

Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2008

IVCi, LLC (http://www.ivci.com ), a leading integrator of enterprise collaboration solutions including high definition video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual integration, and managed conferencing services, announced today that it has donated video conferencing equipment to Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Trauma Institute Treatment and Service Adaptation Center (CTI TSA) as part of its ongoing support of children in need.

The CTI TSA will use video as part of an initiative to develop and adapt effective child traumatic stress interventions in child protective service settings nationwide. Children in child welfare systems have an extraordinary prevalence of traumatic stress disorders, and yet historically have had very poor access to mental health services.

“We would like to thank IVCi for their generosity,” said Claude M. Chemtob, Ph.D., Co-Director, ACS-MSSM Children’s Trauma Institute “Much of our work is oriented toward prevention, and the video conferencing system IVCi donated will be used to facilitate the planning and designing of new protective services for children.”

About IVCi

IVCi, LLC (http://www.ivci.com | http://audiovisual.ivci.com) is a leading integrator of managed enterprise collaboration solutions, including high definition video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual and managed conference services. From our headquarters in Long Island, New York, and branch offices throughout the country, IVCi makes conferencing and audio visual solutions easy to use, easy to manage, and easy to afford.

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Stonz Winter Baby Boots Awarded Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 24, 2010

With winter weather moving in, Stonz Booties have come out on top when it comes to gearing up babies and toddlers for the great outdoors. Stonz Wear, a popular manufacturer of high-quality infant and childrens outerwear, today announced its innovative Stonz Booties received a Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center for Holiday 2010 products. The award identifies the finest products and services in todays market geared to the parent/child audience.

Newly available in the U.S. market, Stonz flexible nylon and fleece-lined Booties are weather-resistant and feature a wide opening that make them easy to slip over other socks, slippers, shoes or bare feet. The Booties cover all the way through mid-calf to protect both feet and ankle, and are fastened securely in place by two adjustable toggles to ensure they stay on little feet. The soft-soled Booties recommended for developing feet can be worn outdoors as well as indoors, and are available in sizes to fit newborns through toddlers.

Stonz Booties are unlike anything on the market, and were developed out of necessity after I resorted to wrapping scarves around my infants feet and ankles to keep him warm in the snow, said Stonz Wear Founder Lisa Will. I knew Stonz was on to something when we became flooded by customers asking if they could have some Stonz Wear business cards to pass out, because they were stopped so often by strangers asking where they could get our baby boots!

Stonz Booties were recognized as one of three Holiday 2010 Seal of Approval Winners in the Children’s Clothing and Accessories category. To receive the award, the booties underwent an eight-week test period that solicited evaluations from parents and children, signifying to other parents Stonz Booties are peer-approved. The award evaluators cited many positive Stonz qualities, including the non-slip grip, wide-opening for easy on and off, ability to machine wash the booties, and the contemporary style, among others.

Stonz Booties come in over forty unique designs, in sizes small through XL, and retail for $ 42.95. Stonz Linerz, an additional fleece liner that slips inside Booties to provide additional warmth and protection in very cold temperatures, are available for $ 17.95. Stonz also sells Hatz and Mittz to compliment its Booties. All products are available at http://www.stonzwear.com.

About Stonz Wear:

Based in Vancouver, BC, Stonz Wear is a leading Canadian manufacturer of childrens outerwear products. The company offers a range of durable and functional booties, hats and mittens suitable for infants through toddlers and up. Quality, innovation, function and style are the four signature elements of all Stonz products, and each offering is designed to help active parents share the great outdoors with their children. All Stonz products are handmade in Canada and are available throughout North America, Europe and Japan. http://www.stonzwear.com.

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Attorney Wendy McGreevy Joins Adoption Network Law Center

Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) February 4, 2011

Adoption Network Law Center (ANLC), a provider of adoption services to Adoptive Parents, is announcing the addition of attorney Wendy McGreevy to the ANLC Team. Wendy has joined Adoption Network Law Center with a strong desire to be part of a team dedicated to helping build families and making a difference in people’s lives through adoption.

Wendy McGreevy earned her Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law. Immediately after graduating law school, Wendy went to work as a Deputy District Attorney. During her career as a prosecutor, both in San Luis Obispo and San Diego counties, Wendy tried seventy five jury trials and spent most of her time in the Family Protection Division, prosecuting child abusers and domestic violence offenders. Wendy was a passionate trial attorney who fought for those who needed protection the most.

“I am honored to be part of a familys adoption journey,” stated attorney McGreevy. It is imperative in an adoption that the legal pathway be handled with both precision and compassion and I am proud to be able to use my legal background to help Adoptive Parents achieve their ultimate dreams of parenting.

Total Transformation Program Honored by The National Association of Social Workers and The National Parenting Center


Westbrook, ME (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011

In the course of helping more than a quarter of a million families, The Total Transformation Program has also picked up some prestigious awards from professional organizations across the country. The multi-media home study program used nationally by parents to manage behavior problems in children and teenagers, has won The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education and The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval, as well as the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award for quality and an iParenting award for its companion website, EmpoweringParents.com

The NASW approves educational programs that meet its strict criteria through its continuing education department. The Total Transformation Program, developed by behavioral therapist James Lehman and Legacy Publishing Company, was approved for six contact hours of continuing education, and is used by social work professionals to meet the continuing education requirement for social work licensure and certification renewal.

The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval program identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Their consumer-oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and speaks to the quality and desirability of a product.

The Total Transformation Program teaches parents how to turn around disrespectful, defiant, obnoxious and even abusive behaviors in children and teenagers with practical, hands-on techniques. James Lehman, MSW developed the program in his more than 30 years of working with behaviorally troubled, at risk youth and their families. The program offers straightforward techniques for stopping arguments, setting limits, giving consequences and teaching accountability and problem solving.

Legacy Publishing Company is Americas premier producer of personal development programs for families and couples. Legacys flagship product, The Total Transformation Programcreated by renowned child behavioral therapist James Lehman, MSWhas sold nearly a quarter of a million units to date. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Nathan OLeary at 856-5600 x 3013 or nso(at)legacypublishingcompany(dot)com.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and also seeks to enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy. The National Parenting Center was founded in 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice from the worlds most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.

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Sleep Experts Supports Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center with April Like Us Facebook Campaign


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 5, 2011

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Sleep Experts will donate $ 1 to Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center (DCAC) for every Like to the companys new Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook page during April. Using the power of social media to get the North Texas community involved, the companys goal is to donate at least $ 5,000 and spread DCACs message of hope and healing.

According to Lynn Davis, president and chief executive officer of Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18, and only one in 10 will tell. At DCAC we help empower communities to protect children from abuse, and empowerment starts with spreading the word, said Davis. We believe the Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook campaign will be a great tool to accomplish just that.

Through its Share the Gift of Sleep community program, Sleep Experts helps families in need by recycling and donating customers old mattresses. The new Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/gift.of.sleep, will enable the company to share information about more than 30 D-FW non-profit partner agencies that care for families in crisis, and to encourage the community to get involved.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is the time to recognize that we can all do our part to keep our children safe from harm, said Christine Cook, Wife, Mom and President of Sleep Experts. We invite North Texans to join the Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook community today, and help us reach our goal of raising $ 5,000 to support the great work of Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center.

Sleep Experts will donate up to $ 10,000 to DCAC through this campaign. The value of the donation will be calculated based on the total number of Likes to the Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook at the end of the business day on April 30, 2011.

About DCAC

The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is where healing begins for abused children. Founded in 1991 to provide a more seamless approach to the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse, the mission of DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and provide national leadership on child abuse issues. DCAC provides a unique multi-disciplinary model that reduces re-victimization of the child, removes barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhances criminal prosecution. The only agency of its kind in Dallas County, DCAC partners with public and private agencies including Dallas law enforcement, Child Protective Services, the District Attorney’s Office, and Children’s Medical Center (REACH Clinic) to provide hope and healing to child abuse victims. DCAC also educates the community about recognizing and reporting child abuse and keeping children safe. In 2010, DCAC served over 1,800 victims of child abuse, conducted over 1,400 forensic interviews, provided over 9,000 therapy sessions to children and their families, and educated over 7,000 community members on child abuse issues. DCAC has provided assistance to more than 25,000 children in Dallas County in its 20 years of operation. For more information on the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, please visit http://www.dcac.org.