The Future Child Advocates of Teachers College is a formal student organization with one very clear goal: making a difference. Being an advocate means more than just wanting to do something- it means taking action. FCA-TC supports bullying prevention and child abuse prevention campaigns by raising awareness, educating, and volunteering in the New York City community, often beyond the walls of Teachers College. Through ongoing education, volunteer work within community organizations, and by presenting information related to policy development that can help stop the abuse of all children, we hope to incite the change we need.
Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse.
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
Students with disabilities are much more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers.
The Future Child Advocates was founded with the intention of advocating for children who are most vulnerable when it comes to bullying and abuse; namely those with disabilities or who are simply considered to be different.
FCA-TC strives to broaden the understanding of the issues of child abuse and bullying, especially for those students currently involved in schools or who are pursuing professional positions in schools. We provide opportunities for graduate students to participate in both the bullying and child abuse prevention movements by holding events and volunteer opportunities as a club and as partners with the Manhattan Child Advocacy Center.
Sources: dosomething.org, pacer.org, safehorizon.org