The best way to keep children safe is to educate the public about child abuse. Prevention education services are offered through community presentations and meetings so that the public will be better able to recognize when abuse may be occurring and to know how to report suspected abuse. Staff members are available to present programs to civic, community, and church groups about the services of Black Belt Regional Child Advocacy Center and provide information and statistics about child abuse and neglect in the region. Additionally, brochures, booklets and books on all aspects of child abuse including signs, treatment, prevention, and recovery are available to children and families receiving services at the CAC and to the public upon request.
Families and children receiving services at BBRCAC are able to obtain educational, informational and therapeutic materials from the CAC. There are books available for caregivers to help them better understand and deal with the abuse of their child or teen and books for adults who may have experienced sexual abuse as a child. There are age-appropriate books and booklets for children and teens on body safety and other topics relevant to growing up in today’s society. There are also pamphlets and brochures on various child abuse related topics to educate and inform the public on how to protect children from abuse. Information is disseminated to the public through community events and presentations and is available from the BBRCAC upon request.
Child Abuse Library Online - CALiO CALiO is one of the largest professional resource collections available today, providing access to published knowledge, educational materials and resources related to child maltreatment. This online library provides an array of professional services, including online search services, table of contents services, and training. CALiO primarily supports the professional work of the organization; however, the CALiO's collections are available to other professionals and to the public.