Keeping Your Child Safe at Summer Camp

Summer camp for kids can be some of the most enjoyable and memorable times of their childhood. But before you send them off to make memories, screen the camp to ensure they’re prepared to keep your child as safe as possible. As a parent or guardian it’s important to know what policies and procedures a […]

Monthly Success Story

Yes We CAN Advocate–A CAN Success Story: A Partnership Ahead The following success story has been modified to keep confidential identifying information protected: Recently a linkage agreement/MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Executive Director of the Family Safety Center and the Child Advocacy Center – Child Abuse Network. The following is a list of the […]

A Family Advocate’s Success Story

April’s Success Story: A Mother’s Resilience The following success story has been modified to keep confidential identifying information protected: Spanish speaking family came into the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) confused and not knowing how to cope with everything that had brought them to the CAC. However, they were greeted with a big smile by the […]

March MDT Feature Story

Family Advocates are a valued partner in the MDT partnership and process in communicating family needs, services, and caregivers’ participation in programs. They are a neutral participant who works with the family to ensure referrals are being made for services. These entail services for mental health services, community resources, crisis intervention services and many more. […]

$15,000 Facebook Fundraiser

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and in honor of that we are asking our Facebook friends to help us raise $15,000 to support our mission to provide hope and healing for children and their families affected by abuse. To date, we’ve raised $2275 toward our $15,000 goal and we know together we CAN get […]

Book your next vacation at Superhero Soiree to support CAN

Our inaugural Superhero Soiree will include a pre-event cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and the exciting and exclusive opportunity to bid on a trip of a lifetime! Child Abuse Network is thrilled to be partnering with American Fundraising Foundation – AmFund to offer you some experiences of a lifetime that will be up […]

Diocese, civil authorities sign abuse reporting agreement

On Jan. 20, Bishop Edward J. Slattery signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” on behalf of the Diocese of Tulsa with members of the District Attorney’s Task Force on Crimes Against Children, pledging mutual cooperation and coordination in response to allegations of sexual abuse.

Suspect arrested in 1984 slaying

A California man was charged Thursday with the 1984 killing of a 2-year-old Tulsa boy and was arrested later in the day by San Bernadino police on a first-degree murder warrant.

Ray Velez Martinez is accused of killing Steven Ballandby, court records show. Martinez formerly dated the child’s mother, but she broke up with him shortly after Steven’s death, Tulsa Police Detective Danielle Bishop said during a phone interview from California.

Counselors tour abuse facilities

The Child Abuse Network invited Tulsa area school counselors to its facility Friday so they could learn what happens to a child after abuse is reported to the agency.

Counselors were invited in hopes that a walk-through of the process would alleviate any fears or questions they might have about reporting abuse in the future.