Igniting the Fire

After 15 years in education as a mathematics teacher, curriculum developer, coordinator, track coach, club adviser, I decided to take a different path to explore what more I could impact, make a difference, and contribute towards creating better outcomes in Continue Reading

Bridge to Their Futures Campaign

Dear Friends, With great enthusiasm, we give our support to the Bridge to Their Futures Campaign of River Bridge Regional Center (RBRC). The renovation of an additional property, expansion of programs, and addition to RBRC’s operating reserve fund will ensure Continue Reading

Why Your Support Matters to Taryn

You don’t have to be a parent and you don’t have to be a survivor to know the importance of a Child Advocacy Center. As community members and through our own experience’s, we know the difference that support can make Continue Reading

Switching Our Lens

Katie sat across from me after disclosing a sexual assault by a classmate. The abuse was over, she had done everything right. She told a trusted adult what had happened, the adult made a report to the police, the police Continue Reading

Mountain West SANE Alliance has a Permanent Home with River Bridge Regional Center

River Bridge Regional Center is happy to announce that Mountain West SANE Alliance has a permanent home under the River Bridge Regional Center umbrella. In 2012 the Roaring Fork Valley lost its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program, leaving our Continue Reading

River Bridge Regional Center History

This December 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of River Bridge opening its doors to child abuse victims and their families. As the old cliché goes, you can't know where you are going until you know where you have been. Continue Reading

Part of the Solution

My name is Lindsay Gould I am a board member and volunteer at River Bridge Regional Center. I want to share how I became involved with this amazing organization. River Bridge Regional Center envisions a community where children are safe, Continue Reading

Bravery, Hope, Resiliency

Myth: “Child abuse doesn’t happen in my community, it can’t happen in my family.” Yes, it does. Much more often than you think. I know that most people are not naive enough to think that child abuse doesn't happen, but Continue Reading

What You Really Want

What You Really Want I would like to tell you about the experience of a brave and intelligent teenage girl who the River Bridge staff had the pleasure of working with. Denise (name changed for privacy) was 15 when Continue Reading

Child Advocacy Centers and River Bridge 101

Child Advocacy Centers and River Bridge 101 Child advocacy centers are child-focused, facility-based programs in which representatives from core disciplines law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and family advocacy collaborate to use their collective knowledge and expertise Continue Reading

Circle of Protection: A Child Advocacy Center Model

Circle of Protection: A Child Advocacy Center Model Image by Lotus Children’s Advocacy Center Child Abuse  is one of the most significant public health problems in the United States. In addition Continue Reading

Why We Shine: Support Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

At a time when disclosures of sexual abuse and harassment are becoming mainstream, child sexual abuse still lives in secrecy and shame. Through a new national campaign the SHINE Campaign we at River Bridge Regional Center are changing the Continue Reading