In honor of Mother’s Day, The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GACCA), in partnership with The Starr Institute, celebrated and highlighted the importance of caretakers practicing self-care with the “Take Off Your Mom Hat & Recognize Your Worth” event. Starr Davis, founder of The Starr Institute, states: “We know that one of the primary ways we can help children heal and recover from abuse is to balance the support and resources of those entrusted with their care.” With that in mind, the day featured workshops focused on self-care and empowerment for caregivers, including a cooking demonstration, a vision board workshop, yoga and meditation practice, homemade facials and massage, and a workshop centered around building your own self-care practice. Brownieland’s Kat Ivey signed up to direct art activities for the children while their caregivers enjoyed some well-deserved me time.
Starr Davis, author of “The Abuse Algorithm” and L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honoree, founded The Starr Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to educate, engage and empower youth and the community about child sexual abuse and exploitation. The Starr Institute offers in-person and virtual workshops that are interactive, culturally relevant, age appropriate and fun for youth aged 12-17. Find out more about this incredible organization here and how you can get involved here.
The vision of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy is a community without child abuse where every child feels safe. GCCA works toward this by taking the leadership role in Fulton and Dekalb Counties in facilitating collaboration, communication, and appropriate case coordination and management in sexual and severe physical abuse cases. The statistics are staggering, but you can lend a hand to make a difference through financial support, volunteering, attending or hosting prevention training, or giving to the GCCA wish list.
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