Katrina Rasmussen Benefiting DCAC Helping #AbusedChildren

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Posh Public

Katrina Rasmussen's Klyde Warren Park Benefiting DCAC - Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. Women's scarves and matching men's pocket square available. Both 100% silk. Hand rolled and hand stitched. One of a kind and limited edition. Art: ‪#‎KlydeWarrenPark‬ ‪#‎KatrinaRasmussen‬‪#‎PoshPublic‬ ‪#‎DCAC‬ ‪#‎DallasChildrensAdvocacyCenter‬ ‪#‎WearableART‬ ‪#‎art‬‪#‎fashion‬ ‪#‎cause‬ ‪#‎socialgood‬ ‪#‎socialimpact‬ ‪#‎BetterWorld‬ ‪#‎MakeADifference‬

Katrina Rasmussen's urban scenes and cityscapes evoke the unique mood and culture of each subject that she paints.  Many of Rasmussen's subjects are taken from Dallas, and celebrate the city's blossoming local culture.  Particularly interested in context, subtext and symbolism, Rasmussen employs site-specific iconography in her urban scenes.  The artist's goal is to present the viewer with what Rasmussen sees as the soul of the city; a living, breathing painting that invites the audience to explore everyday places in a deeply personal way. 

The mission of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. DCAC coordinates the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in our community. Last year, DCAC served more than 4,000 children (and their non-offending family members) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime. DCAC houses the Child Abuse Unit of the Dallas Police Department, five units of CPS, and an Assistant District Attorney. DCAC also works with 27 other police agencies in Dallas County and Children’s Health. After a child is referred to DCAC by law enforcement or CPS, a DCAC forensic interviewer listens to the child’s story and asks non-leading, developmentally-appropriate questions as the child talks about the trauma he/she has experienced. This reduces trauma for the child. DCAC has expert child therapists who provide play, art, music, therapeutic garden and animal-assisted therapy free of charge to the child and non-offending family members for as long as needed.

The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center is where hope and healing begin.