#SupporterSpotlight – CourtHouse Concepts, Inc.

Here at the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County, we are are often overwhelmed by the support we receive from our community. Our events like the annual Founders Crawfish Boil are a great way to see that support in action! Today’s #SupporterSpotlight is shined on our Gold Sponsor of the Crawfish Boil, CourtHouse Concepts, Inc. This will be their third year of choosing to support our Mission!

Paul Hickman, President of CourtHouse Concepts, Inc., that they love the “gratification of knowing the money is going to a worthy cause”. While they enjoy being able to give monetary sponsorship, they also “take pride in completing the background checks for the Children’s Safety Center”.

Like many others when asked, Mr. Hickman could not single out a specific favorite memory of Crawfish Boils because they’re always such great events!

When Mr. Hickman was asked what he was most looking forward to at this year’s Boil, he exclaimed that the “fellowship is wonderful, but I’m going to have to go with the crawfish!!”.

Thank you, CourtHouse Concepts, for your continued involvement!!

Our Mission: The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County empowers children to overcome abuse and begin to trust, hope, and heal.


#SupporterSpotlight – Harrison French and Associates

We would like to take this moment in time to shine a spotlight on another one of our amazing supporters who help make our annual Founders Crawfish Boil possible, Harrison French and Associates of Bentonville, Arkansas.

This wonderful company has been involved with the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County for four years. Our Platinum Sponsor’s CEO, Dave Wilgus, told us that their favorite thing about getting to be involved with the CSC is knowing they are helping the Center care for the abused children of our county.

When asked what their favorite way to get involved is, the answer was a hearty, “Sponsoring and attending the Crawfish Boils!”

We know that everyone has favorite memories from the previous Crawfish Boils. Thankfully, Dave’s favorite is one the crowd get to experience every year:

“Dan Arrington’s gumbo – it is the best gumbo in NWA!!! Dan’s always out there in the heat working behind that hot stove making it for us every year!”

While Dave was unable to attend this year, HFA was able to raffle off a whopping EIGHT tickets to the boil!

“I know those are coveted tickets every year, since the food and music are so great!” said Dave.

Harrison French and Associates, thank you so much for everything you do!


Mental Health in May

As May is coming to a close, we want to take a moment to remind everyone about the importance of mental health. This is a health concern that affects people of all ages, races, and genders. Even our kids are not immune.

20% of kids aged 13 – 18 are living with a mental health condition.

3.2% of kids aged 3 – 17 have been diagnosed with depression. That’s almost 1.9 million kids.

7.1% of kids aged 3 – 17 (almost 4.4 million) have been diagnosed with anxiety. That’s not counting each child who has yet to be diagnosed and getting the help they need.

Treatment rates vary depending on the diagnose mental disorder.

Nearly 8 out of 10 kids are received treatment for depression.

6 in 10 children with anxiety received treatment.

1 in 6 children aged 2 – 8 years has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.

What Can You Do?

Parents: LISTEN to your kids. Always BELIEVE them. Always LOVE them.

Get professional help. Counselors, mentors, advocates, and so many more are here to help.

Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline: 844.SAVE.A.CHILD