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Children’s Center of Clackamas County is a place where children and families come to begin their healing journey from abuse and neglect. It’s also a wonderful place to work. On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2018, Children’s Center was named Oregon's top medium-sized (20-49 employees) nonprofit to work for at the "100 Best Nonprofits to work for...

Nearly 400 friends gathered at the Embassy Suites Washington Square on Friday, September 14, to support the vital work of ending child abuse and neglect at the Children’s Center’s Seventh Annual Healing Garden Gala. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of attendees, Children’s Center raised more than $423,000 to help serve kids and families recovering from abuse....

Parents of a certain age will recall the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Many of us were taught to say that when others spoke to us unkindly. But name-calling by parents may do as much harm to children’s minds as any physical object might do...

“Disciplining your children is NOT easy! The most challenging part of parenting is understanding your child’s developmental stages—and then figuring out the most loving, consistent, and developmentally-appropriate way to discipline them without crossing the line into physical punishment. It’s my role as a pediatric professional to help parents along this journey, so that both children...

In recent months, widespread public attention has been devoted to the separation of families who are attempting to immigrate to the United States. While there is understandable confusion about the federal policies and practices resulting in these separations, a considerable body of evidence points to the serious, long-term consequences of removing children from the custody...

The Overcoming ACEs Panel, hosted by Children’s Center, featured voices from the spectrum of child services, including national expert Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, author of The Deepest Well; RJ Gillespie, pediatrician at The Children’s Clinic; Amy Stoeber, child and adolescent psychologist; Sue Skinner, medical examiner at Children’s Center; Ellen Baltus, social worker in the North...

Arce family operated only DHS-sponsored family group home in Clackamas County. Oregon City, OR: For more than five decades, Dave and Pat Arce have dedicated themselves to serving youth in foster care. For years, they ran the one and only DHS-sponsored family group home in Clackamas County: fostering, supporting, and providing stability and love for dozens...

In observance of April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Children’s Center will partner with several local organizations and health care leaders in Clackamas County to focus attention on childhood trauma and mobilize a collective effort to end child abuse....