A Brave Child Abuse Survivor Shares Her Story

At CALICO's 12th Annual One Child at a Time Benefit: Picnic in the Park a young woman, named Emely, took the stage and spoke about her experience as a child abuse survivor. Emely's brave words moved many to tears and inspired everyone there.

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CALICO's 19th Annual Collaborative Training

CALICO hosted its 19th Annual Collaborative Training. CALICO was thrilled to bring in experts to talk about children who sexually offend against other children. Click below to learn about the training
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A Child's Best Defense Is Her Voice

A part of CALICO’s work is supporting legislation that helps to keep children safe and healthy. Most recently this involved Erin Harper, CALICO’s State Coordinator of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California, testifying on behalf of SB 1148 which was passed this past August. We also support Erin’s Law which was passed in 2014. Erin’s Law requires that school teach children about body safety and how to tell if they are abused. Recently, Erin Merryn, the activist behind Erin’s Law, wrote an article for the National Children’s Alliance about the experiences that drove her to fight for this law to be created. Click below to read about Erin and her law.
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Mother and Daughter Get Help in the Middle of the Night

CALICO is dedicated to ensuring we can provide prompt, quality services to all families who are referred to us, regardless of the circumstances, as was the case with 8-year-old Linda who recently came to CALICO in the middle of the night.
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