To learn more about our programs, contact the Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County.
The CAC offers programs to:
EHS offers education and child development services for low-income parents and their very young children.
The weekly program connects you to resources and gives you the chance to socialize.
EHS helps your child learn skills and meet milestones in all areas, including:
The NFP is for first-time moms-to-be. The program starts early in your pregnancy and lasts through your child’s second birthday.
Specially trained nurses make routine visits to provide you with the:
Parents as Teachers is a parent education program that promotes healthy, safe kids who are ready to learn.
A family development expert will come to your home twice a month to:
Our Next Level Fatherhood program:
The CAC's multidisciplinary team (MDT) is the heart of our response to allegations of child abuse.
The MDT offers programs and services to:
A suspicious death or near-death of a child often impacts the wider community.
The CAC helps you better understand the "why," so we can discuss how to prevent more untimely childhood deaths.
This gives children a safe place to tell their story to an expert who will protect them and help them heal.
Members of the forensic team will often observe the interview from another room.
The CAC offers victims of abuse specialized, trauma-informed:
The CAC offers adults, kids, families, and professionals training and support on topics such as:
This hands-on workshop teaches parents and caregivers the basic skills of parenting young children, ages 1 to 4 years old.
The CAC offers training to help the community better understand trauma’s impact on victims, families, and the providers who serve them.
The CAC is a partner with Cribs for Kids, providing cribs and resources to families throughout Lawrence County.
We offer parents safe sleep info to help:
Infant massage is a way to gently nurture and spend time with your baby. It helps the baby relax and sleep while reducing stress.
CAC nurses work with moms to teach them about infant massage.
The CAC and UPMC Horizon offer this support group to help new parents learn from others about their breastfeeding wins and challenges.
Parent Café gives parents and caregivers the chance to connect and share tips on building and maintaining strong, healthy families.
Stopping child abuse starts with adults.
Stewards of Children is a two-hour workshop that teaches adults 5 proven ways to protect children from sexual abuse.
It includes survivor stories, expert guidance, and group discussion.
It offers simple and practical methods to help parents:
Thanks to generous community partners, the CAC provides our Lawrence County neighbors with a range of services.
This program provides food and nutrition each month to about 20 low-income families in Lawrence County.
How can we make great childhoods possible for each child?
The CAC's Great Childhood campaign runs from April through June and promotes the value of:
The CAC, through support of UPMC Jameson staff and other community groups, provides gifts to less fortunate families during the holiday season. Each year, this project serves more than 100 people.
The CAC and its community partners provide healthy meals that promote gratitude and joy each Thanksgiving. We serve meal baskets to over 100 families each year.