Children’s Center relies on the partnership of our community and media to ensure every child who needs our help will have access to our services. These efforts are often documented by media outlets. Here you can read these stories and learn more about Children’s Center’s work to provide the services and support necessary for children to begin their healing journey.

For more media information, including press releases, please contact Development Director, Pamela White.

Media Coverage

  • Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

    This 3-minute video by Clackamas County is a chance for you to learn about the annual April tradition of planting pinwheels for National Child Abuse Awareness month. Learn how pinwheels relate to child abuse prevention, and the meaning behind the special ceremony that Clackamas County staff and community partners like Children’s Center organize each year. The video includes remarks from Children’s Center Executive Director Karen Rush. Children’s Center is honored to partner with Clackamas County, Clackamas Parenting Together, Todos Juntos, and others in this!
    Clackamas County / #ClackCo TV

  • Position Announcement: Seeking Executive Director for Children’s Center

    The Children’s Center is seeking our next Executive Director. We’re looking for a dynamic and committed leader to support our mission to work with the community to end child abuse and neglect through assessment, treatment, and prevention. Click to read more about this position.
    Children’s Center Update

  • Oregon child welfare advocates forced to make difficult decisions about who gets seen

    While the rest of the world may have slowed down, unfortunately child abuse does not. Street Roots News speaks with our staff and others about this issue.
    Street Roots

  • Panel Aired on OPB’s Think Out Loud

    Our Children’s Center Honors panel, “Having Difficult Conversations,” aired on OPB’s Think Out Loud on April 18. The panel was introduced by Children’s Center Program Committee Member Dr. Amy Stoeber, and the panelists included the legendary Sesame Street actress Sonia Manzano, Des Bansilé of Youth ERA, pediatrician Dr. Kristan Collins, and Gladstone Schools Superintendent Bob Stewart.
    OPB’s Think Out Loud

  • Amanda McVay Honored with Award

    KATU’s Evan Schreiber visited Children’s Center and spoke with Forensic Interviewer Amanda McVay, who was honored with a “Champions of Children” award for her incredible work at Children’s Center. The award was presented at the 20th Annual Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit.
    KATU News

  • Why Teens Keep the Secret of Sexual Abuse

    Child Interviewer Supervisor, Sue Lewis spoke with Street Roots reporter, Libby Dowsett, about why teens may not disclose sexual assault, and how Child Advocacy Centers — like Children’s Center — help victims disclose and begin their healing journey.
    Street Roots

  • Oregon City Police Chief Jim Band joins Children’s Center Board

    Oregon City Police Chief Jim Band recently joined the Board of Directors for Children’s Center, the sole organization in Clackamas County providing comprehensive child abuse assessment, prevention and intervention services.
    Clackamas Review

  • Children’s Center Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

    Children’s Center, the sole organization in Clackamas County providing comprehensive child abuse assessment, prevention and intervention services, has recently added five new members to its Board of Directors.
    OregonLive Blog 

Media Archives

Press Kit

Our press kit provides printable handouts for those interested in the latest news and information about Children’s Center, including recent child abuse and neglect statistics, a service overview, and a brochure. If you would like to learn more about our critical efforts to end child abuse and neglect in Clackamas County, please contact Development Director, Pamela White.

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