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When you meet Will Fowler, clown is not the first image that comes to mind. But, behind the beard and tattoos is a true entertainer. Will and his late wife charmed crowds as Shriner’s Clowns. They performed for countless children – making days brighter with balloon animals, slight of hand, and slapslick comedy. Will says…

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Have you heard?! We’re bringing Coffee for Kids BACK on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 9 to 10 a.m. If you would love the chance to learn more about the National Children’s Advocacy Center and our mission, then this is the opportunity for you! Come tour our state-of-the-art campus and see firsthand how the NCAC works and…

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As a Family Advocate and the primary person to engage with a child when they arrive for the first time at the National Children’s Advocacy Center, Josie works hard to always have an outwardly calm, reassuring demeanor no matter what she sees and hears. She is often the only calm in the storm for a…

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Beginning Monday, March 22, the National Children’s Advocacy Center will host its first ever virtual conference. In 2020, the NCAC was forced to cancel the in-person International Symposium on Child Abuse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCAC Training Center staff has spent months building an innovative, informative, and most importantly, safe conference. Record attendance is expected…

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When first-time foster mom Julie picked up Benjie, 7, from her DHR social worker, she was pleasantly surprised at what a well-mannered, self-sufficient, and quiet little boy that Benjie seemed to be. Over the next couple of weeks, as she learned more of Benjie’s story, Julie came to understand that Benjie’s behaviors were self-protection –…

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Huntsville, Alabama – The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) saw a 10.3% decline in the number of children interviewed following allegations of abuse in 2020 compared to 2019. This decline is mainly attributed to the initial shutdown in March and April of 2020 when most businesses and schools were closed due to the initial COVID-19…

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Food Assistance Resources Current as of March 18, 2020 This list is for assistance in Madison County (including the cities of Huntsville and Madison). It is current as of March 18, 2020. Availability may change. Please call the food assistance provider before going to the location. Call 211 for food assistance information outside of Madison…

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Huntsville, AL – The National Children’s Advocacy Center is offering a sexual abuse prevention training course for adults at the end of April. The Stewards of Children® training class will take place Thursday, April 25 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm at the National Children’s Advocacy Center campus on Pratt Avenue. This training is appropriate for any…

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We Want to Hear from You! Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (SRCAC), a program of the NCAC, is developing a video series on the potentially negative impacts of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and vicarious trauma (VT) on individuals and supervisors who work in the field of child abuse. The series will feature interviews with experts…

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Huntsville, AL – Nominations are now open for the National Children’s Advocacy Center Community Superheroes award. This award spotlights individuals going above and beyond to make a difference in our community. Areas of service include education, military, community advocacy, and the medical field. Nominees must be 21 years or older, a resident of Madison County,…

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