Madison’s Chris Newlin, 56, is the executive director for the National Children’s Advocacy Center, which works with children experiencing abuse.
How has your life changed since the pandemic began?
“My life has changed tremendously. At the National Children’s Advocacy Center, we’re still trying to accomplish our mission, but what we’ve had to do to modify work has been a very heavy lift.
“It’s easy to point out the challenge and the difficult stuff, but there’s some silver linings in all of it, like I have not missed a flight in over a year. You know, I haven’t been stranded somewhere. I’ve eaten dinner with my family every night. I’ve had more time with my family than I’ve ever had.”
What do you believe life will be like moving forward once we emerge from the pandemic?
“We’ve lost more people than we did in WWI, WWII, and Vietnam combined in one year. There’s been a tremendous amount of loss, and all the rituals we engage in to acknowledge and to overcome grief and loss are not advisable or not allowed, so I think there will be a historic trauma from this.
“I think for many of us, we will also live in fear that another pandemic like this will come, and it’s going to be hard to shake that. So long-term, I definitely think that when we are able to look back with perspective, I think this is going to be a painful time in American history.
“I think there are going to be some radical changes about work. Before the pandemic, we were doing a space audit at the NCAC about what space we might need for the future growth that was happening. Now we’re completely modifying that to look at ‘who’s going to be working remotely?’ and ‘how can we repurpose some of the space that we have?’”
How has the pandemic made you feel?
“It depends on the day. I love spending time with my family. I love being at home.
“I hate having to re-create policies and operational activities based on the ebb and flow of the virus. I hate not being able to see my (extended) family and give them a hug and hang out with them. ... Some days it’s loss, loss of freedom, loss of loved ones. Some days it’s excited about a small victory.
“Everything is amplified, I think. And at the same time, it’s muted. It’s amplified because there are so many things going on, and it’s muted because we’re just numb at this point.”
This is part of a series of stories by AL.com to reflect on the 1-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic reaching Alabama. Each day leading up to March 13 we will elevate the voices of those impacted.
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Chris Newlin, MS LPC, is the Executive Director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center where he is responsible for providing leadership and management of the NCAC and participating in national and international training and leadership activities regarding the protection of children. The NCAC was the first Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in the world and provides child abuse prevention and intervention services in Huntsville/Madison County; and also houses the NCAC Training Center, the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, the NCAC Virtual Training Center, and the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO™). The NCAC is a past multi-year winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Workplace Ethics; 2012 Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year; 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Community Leadership Award recipient; (multi-year finalist), winner in 2016 and 2019 of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work; and a Private Sector Member of the Virtual Global Taskforce.
Chris has more than 22 years of experience working in CACs as a Forensic Interviewer, Victim Advocate, Therapist, Clinical Director, and Executive Director. Chris has provided diverse training related to the Children’s Advocacy Center Model, the multidisciplinary response to child abuse, the international development of Children’s Advocacy Centers, forensic interviewing, best practices in child abuse intervention and response, and additional child maltreatment and exploitation topics in more than 30 countries throughout the world. He has worked in both urban and rural Children’s Advocacy Centers. Chris received his Master’s in School Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has completed coursework at the Harvard University Business School Executive Education Program.
Full Name: Chris Newlin
Title: Ex Officio/Executive Director
Commission Title: Ex Officio - National Children's Advocacy Center
Role Group: Other
Agency: National Children's Advocacy Center
Unit: National Children's Advocacy Center
Address: 210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Office Email:[email protected]
Direct Phone: (256) 327-3785
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