Jane's Place participated in the Downtown Mall Annual Trick-or-Treat by handing out candy and outreach materials to the families in Allegany County.
This post may be a trigger for some who have experienced childhood trauma.
One day, a little girl told her teacher “my uncle licked my cookie” the teacher thought nothing of it and said “next time ask for another cookie”. Months go by, and the mother of the child was talking to the teacher about a rash on the child’s “cookie” and that’s when the teacher realized what the child was trying to say.
Here’s the problem. If you do not teach your children the proper names for their parts, people can miss important signs of sexual abuse.
Penis and vagina are not bad words. Basic anatomy isn’t wrong and there’s no such thing as anatomy being “age appropriate”.
Jane's Place held an Open House and tour with Senator Edwards and Delegate McKay for Legislative Advocacy Week
Saturday, September 7th, Jane’s Place joined in on all the fun of The Family Junction 5th Annual Superhero Adventure Challenge. Thank you for a great event!
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Jane's Place would like to give a huge thank you to our little buddy for raising funds to help families in the community. Jane's Place awarded Finley a Certificate of Appreciation for his philanthropy.
Message from David Trone: "In Cumberland yesterday I had the chance to meet with the professionals at Jane's Place, Inc., Allegany County Child Advocacy Center.
Studies show that children in rural areas are almost two times more likely to be identified as victims of sexual abuse. The caregivers at Jane's Place provide trauma-informed and coordinated care to children in Western Maryland to get the best outcome for a child who has gone through an adverse experience.
I'm proud to be a partner in Congress in support of professionals like those at Jane's Place. In May, the House passed my amendment that would help address secondary trauma and burnout within the child welfare workforce. I also worked with both Democrats and Republicans to secure $7 million for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative to address trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences.
Every child deserves the opportunity for a bright future, and I cannot thank those at Jane's Place enough for their dedication and determination to support those in Western Maryland who need their help."
The Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention awarded Jane's Place a VOCA Grant 2017-006 which allocated funding to send MDT Partners of Jane's Place to the Crimes Against Children's Conference in Dallas,Texas. Thank you to our MDT partners who continue to support our children/families and fight crimes against children.