The Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center located in Panama City, Florida provides specialized services to children, and their families, who have been the unfortunate victims of child maltreatment. Monique Gorman is the Community Outreach Advocate at the GCCAC. Monique began her career in child welfare in early 2004 as a Child Protective Investigator with the Department of Children and Families. Monique accepted a position with the Child Protection Team in early 2006, where she completed forensic and specialized interviews with children, interviewed caretakers and assisted with forensic medical examinations. Monique worked as the Child Protection Team’s Senior Case Coordinator until October 2016, when she accepted the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s Community Outreach Advocate position. Monique’s new mission as the Community Outreach Advocate is to educate the community, to include students, teachers, administrators, law enforcement officers, first responders, medical providers, after school/daycare providers, and any other agency/ individual who works with/ has contact with children, in effort to prevent child maltreatment in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.