EAC Network’s best-interest child advocacy took another step forward recently when Suffolk Family Court Judge Chris Ann Kelley administered the oath of service to new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who successfully completed a rigorous 30-hour training program. This more than doubles the Suffolk program size!
Children & Youth
For non-custodial parents in Nassau and Suffolk counties, EAC Network’s Supervised Visitation programs provide an opportunity for families to maintain and develop strong, relationships in a safe, neutral setting. With three programs on Long Island, including Enhanced Supervised Visitation, EAC Network is breaking down barriers that can separate parents and…
Every day, five children die as a result of child abuse, many of them right here in our own backyard. Helping to address this growing problem is EAC Network’s Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids (CAC), which provides assistance to young victims…
The 35th Annual Child Abuse & Neglect/Family Violence Volunteer and Professional Recognition Day Award Ceremony, sponsored by the Suffolk County Advisory Board on Child Protection and the Task Force to Prevent Family Violence, was recently held at the Wm. Rogers Legislative Auditorium.
EAC Network’s Alternatives for Youth (AFY) program’s immediate intervention services help families stay together in times of crisis. It provides direct assistance and a vital link to appropriate social services, which has been highly successful at diverting young people away from the juvenile justice system.
Bruno Yactayo, our Bilingual Family Advocate at the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center (CAC), recently presented at the Comsewogue Community Connections Night to families of the hispanic community at Comsewogue High School. Not only does the CAC treat child victims of abuse, but it also aims to educate community members on signs of abuse so that it can be identified and addressed sooner rather than later.