November 6 – JOHNSTOWN, PA – An open house will be held next week at the Cambria County Children’s Advocacy Center to allow the community to view the centre’s new facilities.
The Circle of Support Child Advocacy Center will be holding an open house from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 17 at 117 Work Drive, Johnstown.
The open house will present the new setting of the center, bigger and more private, as well as a chance for participants to learn more about the services offered by the center, how investigations are handled, reporting of abuse and prevention of abuse.
Diana Grosik, executive director of the center, said she hopes to see commissioned journalists at the
“We would like to have lots of reporters and commissioned teachers (and) school staff so they can see where children are coming from after reporting abuse and learn more about the process for handling investigations,” said Grosik. Also, anyone who works with children or has children in their life so that they understand that there is a child-friendly place to come when a child discloses abuse or witnesses something. frightening.”
She added that she also hopes to see parents and community members attend so they can understand the process and the centre’s role of “minimizing any further trauma during investigations and supporting children and their families.” .
“I think it’s important that children and families know about us and the work we do before they need to come to us,” Grosik said.