We really need your help!
Atlanta Parent Magazine is pleased to present Atlanta’s premiere family festival, the 10th Anniversary of Family Block Party on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10am- 4pm at the beautiful Mercer University Atlanta Campus. The GA Center will be a featured non-profit at the Block Party on Saturday, October 12, 2013. As part of our commitment, we need to supply volunteers! We will receive a percentage of the admission price based on the amount of volunteers we supply.
You will be using your time, talents and skills in service to the community by helping make the festival the best it can be! The festival features more than 50 exciting family-friendly activities, live entertainment including performers, storytelling, and local groups, food, interactive exhibits and more! Duties include helping to manage the fun and games activities at the event, set up and break down.
Click here to download the volunteer sign up form, fill it our and email or fax (678-904-1125) to Pamela Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org, by August 28, 2013. You must be 12 years old or older to volunteer.
We will contact you shortly after receiving your form to make sure you don’t have any questions and to let you know the date for our one hour orientation meeting prior to the event.
This is your chance to make a difference for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and have some fun at the same time!
Many may be unaware of the important work that child advocacy centers provide for our community. The typical notion is that once a child is suspected of being abused or neglected, they would be immediately directed to law enforcement. However, with an overwhelming amount of equally important cases, the police department is not always able to provide the unique and special care that it takes to protect a child.
Working closely to aid the Fulton County and DeKalb County police departments, The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GACFCA) is able to facilitate the needs of our community’s children. For over 25 years, GACFCA has provided numerous services to support the optimal development and well-being of children.
When a case of abuse or neglect is first reported, the GACFCA is able to immediately take action. Through a forensic interview and a child-friendly environment, the trained staff of GACFCA can work with children to make them feel comfortable disclosing their history of abuse. If the child has already disclosed a case of abuse, the GACFCA specialized clinicians will conduct an interview to be used as official evidence in developing a child’s case.
The emotions that arise from abuse and neglect are life altering. Beyond obtaining justice, GACFCA works to ensure positive growth for the children we serve. Through therapy, a licensed professional works with victims helping them to heal after such a traumatic experience. In addition, GACFCA also provides family advocacy and therapy services to the non-offending caregiver, in order to preserve a positive family unit.
Through trainings and presentations, the GACFCA aspires to end child abuse and neglect, advocating for a better tomorrow. From Darkness to Light trainings to annual fundraisers, GACFCA hopes to shed light on a wide-spread epidemic of abuse, by informing the community to take notice and promoting action at both an individual and institutional level.
As you can see child advocacy centers, such as the GACFCA, are crucial to protecting children.
– Ariel Fenster