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Sep 2, 2020

Rural and Resourceful

Rural Children’s Advocacy Centers across the US are faced with determining how to provide direct services to children and families with limited resources in often uniquely large service areas. In this episode, Melissa Brunner talks with two rural CAC Directors in Georgia, who are part of a larger group of rural directors participating in a Rural Think Tank project. These directors share how they handle the challenges of finding creative ways to provide services as well as highlighting how they want to shift the narratives surrounding rural CAC’s.

Natima Walker is the Director of The Greenhouse CAC in Dalton, Georgia. Amy Boney, MSW, is the Director of The Lighthouse CAC in Americus, Georgia. Melissa Brunner is a former CAC and State Chapter Executive Director and is currently a Regional Training Specialist for Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Recorded remotely on August 13, 2020.


Music credits: "Airport Lounge" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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