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Honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month by: Hannah Rials Next month is National Child Abuse Prevention month in the US–a month where our country recognizes the issue that weighs so heavy our hearts and tries to raise awareness not only of the issue itself but also how to prevent abuse from happening to more children. The […]

New Hope T-Shirts

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New Hope T-Shirts Spring is just around the corner which means it is t-shirt season. Yay! Order your awesome ultra soft t-shirt today for only $20!  Your purchase will help support the efforts of New Hope and make a difference in the lives of Blount County children. To place your order contact Nicole Wicker at […]

Keeping Our Kids Loved and Safe

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Keeping Our Kids Loved and Safe By: Hannah Rials Nothing is solved, nothing is prevented with silence. Communication in our society and in our families is absolutely necessary to keep improving the world we live in. And many parents might be holding onto a stigma about having conversations about sex with their child. Teaching children […]

CNS-Y12 Community Investment Fund

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New Hope, Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center is pleased to announce that our request for grant funding has been granted by CNS-Y12 Community Investment Fund through the East Tennessee Foundation.  This grant is  in support of New Hope’s forensic  interviewing program, which is the “gateway” to helping children on a path to healing.  We are […]

MAXIMUS Foundation Grant Recipient

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New Hope is proud to announce that we received a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation is support of our therapy program.  These funds will assist in the continued efforts of our therapists to support children and families on their journey of healing after trauma or abuse.  Our many thanks to John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman and […]

My Perspective: If Hallowed Halls Could Speak

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My Perspective: If Hallowed Halls Could Speak Ghost Written: Hannah Rials  It’s a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. The wind is whistling in the branches of my trees, and the sun is shining down on my blooming flowers. There’s a child walking up my stone path, looking up at me with big, […]

Empower

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One thousand reports of neglect and abuse are reported each year in Blount County.  In 2015 New Hope served 327 children who were affected by severe abuse.  In honor of those children we asked a local author to write a fictional story depicting what a child goes through when abuse or trauma occurs.  Please keep […]

Forensic Interviewing: So, uh, what exactly do you do?

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Ever wondered what a Forensic Interviews does? This wonderful article written by Eliazbeth King from the Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center does a great job of sharing what it is like to work in this role.  Our many thanks to Elizabeth for sharing her story and to all the Forensic Interviewers out there that make a […]

Passion. Perspective. Purpose.

  Passion. Perspective. Purpose. A Summer Blog Series Ghost Written by Hannah Rials 9th Summer Blog Post: My Perspective: If Hallowed Halls Could Speak It’s a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. The wind is whistling in the branches of my trees, and the sun is shining down on my blooming flowers. There’s […]

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