Children’s Craniofacial Association

by PJ Mullen on July 22, 2010

in July 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

The third nominee for July’s Spread Your Warmth campaign is the Children’s Craniofacial Association (“CCA”). They are a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with facial differences and their families.

Nationally and internationally, the Children’s Craniofacial Association addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions. CCA’s mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences.

CCA disseminates information to educate craniofacial patients and their families, health care providers and the general public regarding craniofacial conditions. CCA also promotes public awareness of craniofacial conditions and social acceptance of individuals with facial disfigurement.

Craniofacial patient families often call the Children’s Craniofacial Association seeking emotional support and to discuss problems, and to identify resources. Through their database they are able to network families with support groups and/or others who have similar conditions and experiences. They also keep a list of helpful resources and are always willing to listen and offer emotional support to family members who need a shoulder to lean on.

A craniofacial disorder refers to an abnormality of the face and/or the head. Craniofacial differences can result from abnormal growth patterns of the face or skull, which involves soft tissue and bones. A craniofacial condition may include disfigurement brought about by birth defect, disease or trauma.

Thank you to Erica Mossholder who nominated the Children’s Craniofacial Association for the July edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this organization visit their website.

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