Marking 20+ Years of Special Training by ECCAC

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October 05, 2018
Marking 20+ Years of Special Training by ECCAC
Attended by law enforcement, judges, attorneys, therapists, social workers,
medical professionals, victim advocates, Guardian Ad Litems and more…
For over 20 years, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) has been hosting 2-day conferences that cover numerous relevant topics to help educate those professions dealing with child abuse cases. ECCAC and agency partners bring together accomplished and notable local and national speakers. The education seminars ensure the best services for child victims in the community, while holding offenders accountable.
Covering the topic of “Drug Endangered Children: Are We Doing Enough? Identification, Response and Impact on Children in Our Community”, the recent conference had 125 attendees at Destiny Worship Center.
The conferences are headed up by ECCAC’s COO, Jennifer Clark, who commented, “I couldn’t be more pleased with the diversity of people attending this year, representing so many occupations. We were able to impart such important information and education to those attending.”
ECCAC’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties and restore the lives and futures of these impacted children. Their child-friendly centers house a multidisciplinary team of child protection personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, DCF, therapists, ECCAC staff and volunteers. The 501-C-3 non-profit organization has provided services to over 12,000 children in the past 18  years.
For further information, visit If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.

Eric Nation, ECCAC’s Julie Porterfield and Jennifer Clark, with Stacee Read.  Nation and Read were speakers from Denver, Colorado representing the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children at the 2-day conference.