For the past 5 years I have worked at an agency called “Tennyson Center for Children @ Colorado Christian Home”. I love it! I have my degree in Psychology and that is what I applied here, and I am so happy I did.
First off a little plug for my dear workplace – www.childabuse.org – that is our website. Have a look!
Tennyson Center is an agency for abused and neglected kiddos. We have ages 5-18 here, both boys and girls. Their stories are all so different but all so horrid. I do not work in direct care with the clients; I am the database manager of the case management software we use to document the care they receive here.
I remember my first couple of weeks at Tennyson Center, I was so surprised what some of these little kids had been through and experienced, it was insane to me. At that point it became very clear to me. I may not work in direct care for this kids but the fact that I am one of the support people who helps the agency stay afloat was so important to each and every one of those kids I entered into the database.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month – in case you were wondering. But instead of thinking about child abuse prevention in April think about it daily. Say a little prayer every day for any and every child who is being abused or who has been abused. It will be an ongoing battle for any child put in an abusive situation. It is so important to be familiar with abuse so you can see warning signs. Don’t be afraid to stand up and tell someone about abuse if you know of anything.
Okay, that is my rant and rave.
Rant = because I will never understand (especially now that I have Jude) how someone could hurt a child.
Rave = Tennyson rocks! We help kids! We help them be the best person they can be!