Yoga benefits Child Advocacy Center on April 2

By | March 29, 2017 6:05 am

Last Updated: March 29, 2017 at 6:07 am

L-R: Director of UCCCAC-Jennifer Wilkerson; Forensic interviewer-Kelley Garrison; Synergy Yoga Teacher-Laura Burgin, Family advocate/medical coordinator-Vickie Hargis

Synergy Mind & Body Studio will hold community classes, on Sunday, April 2, with all proceeds going to the Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center. On Synergy’s monthly Community Day, class attendees pay what they can, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to a specified charity. On April 2, registered yoga teacher Laura Burgin will teach community yoga, at 2 p.m. Certified meditation teacher Petti Groth will teach a meditation class at 3:15 p.m. Synergy community classes are open to the public and are completely donation-based.

The mission of the Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center is to serve children who are victims of drug endangerment, physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education, and intervention. Their vision is a community where children are safe, families are strong, and victims become children again. The UCCAC has served over 7,000 child victims since opening its doors in 2004   They received their National Children’s Alliance accreditation in August 2010. They have provided approximately 340 forensic interviews and 100 medical exams per year for child sexual abuse victims. Each year they also provide approximately 350 counseling sessions and case management services for over 300 cases each year. These services are provided to child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers.

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