SAVE THE DATE!
September 8, 2018
The dancers for the 6th annual Stanly County Dancing with the Stars are in place and ready for your vote. They'll take the stage at the Agri-Civic Center on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Make your plans today to be there. It will be a night full of entertainment for a wonderful cause.
Tickets are available!
Tickets for the 2017 Stanly County Dancing with the Stars are:
- $30 per person (including tickets for children) for mezzanine seating
- $20 per person (including tickets for children) for balcony seating.
Tickets for the event are available by calling the Stanly Health Foundation office. Please call 980-323-4103 with your Visa or Mastercard.
Or, tickets can be purchased (Cash or Check only) at:
127 West Main Street, Albemarle
Locust Health Center in the Locust Town Center
Show begins at 7:30 pm
General Admission Tickets: Doors open: 6:00 pm, Show: 7:30 pm
Event Sponsors Only: Doors open: 5:30pm, Dinner served: 6:00pm, Show: 7:30 pm
To vote prior to the event, call the Stanly Health Foundation office at 980-323-4103 or vote online and pay via Paypal by clicking on the "Buy Now" button underneath your selected couple above.
About the Butterfly House
CHS Stanly, is the lead agency for the “Butterfly House” Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). A Child Advocacy Center provides evaluation and supportive services for possible victims of child maltreatment, which includes reported sexual, emotional and physical abuse, neglect, drug endangerment and witness to a violent crime.
Why is a child advocacy center so important? A local team of representatives from the medical community, social services, law enforcement, the court system, mental health and the school system identified it as a critical need for children in our area. In state fiscal year 2011, there were 206 cases of substantiated child abuse and neglect in Stanly County alone. Over 130,000 children were reported as abused and neglected in North Carolina in 2011.
Who refers a child for evaluation at a CAC? The Butterfly House receives referrals for forensic interviews and certified medical exams from the Department of Social Services, law enforcement and medical providers.
What agencies are professional members of the CAC evaluation team? The Multidisciplinary Team includes: members from Stanly, Anson, Montgomery, and Richmond Counties including law enforcement, the Department of Social Services, local mental health providers, the District Attorney’s office, and the Butterfly House Director, Forensic Interviewer and Victim Advocate.
What happens at a CAC? A major focus during the initial interactions with a child is to conduct the evaluation in a pleasant, non-intimidating environment. A child with suspected abuse is interviewed by a pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) trained to conduct forensic interviews. The interview is videotaped and can be observed through a closed-circuit television system by members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the case – thereby saving the child from repeating embarrassing details over and over. The child is examined and treated by medical providers who are certified medical examiners. The medical providers are assisted by a SANE nurse who is trained in the collection of forensic evidence.
The Stanly Regional Medical Center Child Advocacy Center also provides a Victim Advocate, who is a social worker. The Victim Advocate assesses the psycho-social needs of the child, as well as the family and makes appropriate referrals for follow-up services. Often the services arranged include counseling to enable the child and family to effectively process issues related to the alleged abuse. The Victim Advocate also helps the child and family become familiar with the judicial process so they know what to expect as the case proceeds.
The need is great. Effective child abuse prevention and treatment must be woven into the fabric of our communities – a job made easier with the addition of The Butterfly House.
For more information, call Amy Yow, at 980-323-4625.
You may send donations to: The Butterfly House, PO Box 254, Albemarle NC 28002