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Abuse and Neglect

The Child Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) opened its doors in March 1988. The first year they served 270 children. In 1995 they served 1,006 children, in 2001 they served 2,461 children, and last year (2006) they served over 3,100 children – all from Mobile County. The CAC is the only social service agency in Mobile County that provides free services to...

Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light In 2000, Anne Lee, now Darkness to Light's President and CEO, developed and implemented a strategy for a non-profit primary prevention program with the mission of reducing the incidence of child sexual abuse through public awareness and education. With tremendous community support, over $100,000 was raised and an award-winning Darkness to Light...

Understanding the Baby's Language

Understanding the Baby's Language While babies may not speak their first word for a year, they are born ready to communicate with a rich vocabulary of body movements, cries and visual responses: all part of the complex language of infant behavior. The Brazelton Scale, named after its key developer, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, provides a guide that helps parents, health care providers...

MCAP

MCAP MCAP is a 501(c)(3) organization designed to provide free legal representation and social services to children of Montgomery County who are victims of abuse and neglect. Everyday in Montgomery County, children suffer from physical and sexual abuse by someone close to them, oftentimes a trusted family member. These powerless children are harmed by...