Announcing the 2019 Chaucie’s Champion Award Recipient

(April 25, 2019: Carmel, IN) The Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (ICPYAS) presented the 2019 Chaucie’s Champion Award at the recent Rise Up For Kids Breakfast held at the Ritz Charles. The Chaucie’s Champion Award honors a member of the community who embodies ICPYAS’s mission to end youth abuse and suicide by advocating for and protecting Hoosier children. The 2019 Chaucie’s Champion Award recipient is Kassie Frazier. Executive Director of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit created in 2010 to serve the children of Boone and Montgomery counties.

While at Sylvia’s CAC, Kassie has conducted over 1,000 forensic interviews of alleged child victims of crimes.  Kassie and her team work collaboratively with law enforcement, prosecutors, the Department of Child Services, medical teams, victim advocates, and mental health clinicians to ensure that children are not further traumatized by the interventions intended to protect them. Sylvia’s CAC is a member of  Indiana Chapter of National Children’s Alliance.  Ms. Frazier was also recognized with the 2015 Children’s Champion Award from the Boone County Child Protection Team and the 2018 Community Service Award from the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce.

In 2018, ICPYAS awarded the inaugural Chaucie’s Champion award to Retired FBI Special Agent in Charge, W. Jay Abbott. 

About Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide 

The Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide (ICPYAS) was founded in 2001. ICPYAS works passionately to end youth abuse and suicide through their educational programs. With almost two decades of experience, ICPYAS provides evidence-based programming to educate youth and adults, empowering them to recognize, react and locate the appropriate resources available for help. They offer five comprehensive programs that support their mission as they actively work towards a day when there will be no more abuse or suicide in the lives of Hoosier children. 

 

About Kassie Frazier

Kassie Frazier is a licensed social worker and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University.   She has 18 years of experience in the field of child welfare, child protection, and therapeutic interventions with children.  In 2013 Kassie Frazier was named the executive director of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center.

 

Kassie Frazier has been married to her husband, Jason for 14 years. They have two children, Charlize and Cooper. Jason and Kassie are also strong advocates for children with special needs, as Cooper was diagnosed with non-verbal autism.  His unique needs have been woven throughout their personal and professional lives.  

Olivia Cloer