OUR CHILDREN’S STORIES

Every year, thousands of children and families come to the Center for Child Protection in the aftermath of an allegation of abuse or a violent crime. For some, the path to healing is clear, and for others, the obstacles may seem insurmountable. Regardless of their trauma, their level of need, or their ability to pay, the Center is here to help.

MEET ELIZA, AGE 14

Like many high school freshmen, Eliza* is focused on school and her friends. So when Eliza’s grades began to  fall, her parents knew something had changed. But it wasn’t until her parents got a phone call from the  concerned mother of one of Eliza’s friends…

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MEET ANTHONY, AGE 8

The experience of going to court can be nerve-racking. The courtroom itself exudes power, authority and  judgment on everyone within it, whether you are contesting a speeding ticket or serving jury duty. For children  preparing to testify in court, the fear and anxiety of recounting…

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MEET TANYA, AGE 6

Most little girls beg their mothers for dresses, dolls, toys and treats. But for Tanya*, there is nothing in the world she wants more than a hug or kiss from her mother. That’s because Tanya’s mom is not around a lot, and when she is…

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