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  • 31 Jan 2014 10:37 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    From the Bolster Collaborative, a new video entitled: A Beautiful Body.

    Summary: How do we help our children understand the beauty of their bodies? This compelling story shows how one father helped his daughter redefine beauty from how her body looks to the wonderful things her body can do as she engages with her world.

  • 24 Jan 2014 9:04 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    The NCAC's fact sheet series, "As a Matter of Fact," discusses key research findings on the importance of child abuse prevention.  These fact sheets are intended to promote the use of research to guide child abuse prevention practices.

    All of NCAC's fact sheets are designed to be used as a public awareness tool by any organization, community, or individual.  They may be downloaded, printed, and distributed as needed.

    Read The High Risk of Poly-victimization!

  • 22 Jan 2014 12:32 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Read Dr. Janet Rosenzweig blog posted January 21, 2014 on www.Philly.com: Create a winning team for safety in youth sports!

    Fall means soccer, winter brings basketball, and then finally we get to play baseball; so go the seasons of childhood. As parents, we idealize the gifts that youth sports can bring to kids such as improving physical fitness, learning about teamwork, and experiencing the thrill of victory. But the Sandusky tragedy reminds us that even people who seem to have our kids’ best interests at heart may not.

    Parental involvement with kids’ sports has always been beneficial to family relationships and children’s self-esteem. Now we’re reminded that child safety is also enhanced by the presence of a parent or other observant adult at practices and games. A convicted pedophile that I interviewed for The Sex-Wise Parent told me that “nothing makes a child less attractive than having his parent around all the time.” Most of us can’t be around all the time, but we can take steps to ensure that there is always one adult with eyes on your child.
  • 17 Jan 2014 4:04 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Adapted: NCAC announces pre-conference Session - How You Can Prevent Cyberbullying, Sexting, Social Media Issues, and Tomorrow's Cyber Challenges presented by Richard Guerry at the 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, AL March 24-27, 2014.
    This training will offer every attendee, despite age and technological advancement, a guideline to know how never to face a self-inflicted challenge in the digital world through the installation of a Digital Consciousness™.
    Participants will learn how to prevent and solve issues of sexting, cyberbullying, poor social media and app behaviors, and almost any other cyber issue, current or future. In addition, this training will teach how to obtain awareness of negative, irresponsible, and malicious digital behaviors and trends, as well as methods to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a cybercrime, cyberbullying, and digital exploitation. 
  • 17 Jan 2014 3:30 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Adapted: On January 28, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), will present "When the Abuse of Animals Co-Occurs With Child Abuse." Animal abuse is often a symptom of other violence in the home, and children who witness it may engage in aggressive behavior toward people and animals.

    This Webinar will focus on the link between animal cruelty and child abuse and highlight intervention strategies, including team responses, talking with children about their experiences with animals, animal-assisted activities to help maltreated children who have witnessed animal abuse, and programs to assist family members with animals to flee abusive homes and find safety.

    Resources: Register for this free Webinar.

    View and download a free NDAA publication addressed to prosecutors who handle cases involving animal and child abuse.
  • 16 Jan 2014 8:32 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Adapted from OVC: On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the White House announced the release of Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013-2017 at the OVC Human Trafficking Survivor Forum and Listening Session.

    The Plan reaffirms the American values of freedom and equality and builds on the progress that our Nation has made in combating human trafficking and modern-day forms of slavery through government action as well as partnerships with allied professionals and concerned citizens.

    Read the Plan
    to learn more about its goals and objectives and the actions that federal agencies will take to ensure that all victims of human trafficking in the United States are identified and have access to the services they need to recover.
  • 07 Jan 2014 10:20 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series -- Child Sexual Abuse and Disabilities on Thursday, January 16th at 2pmET / 1pmCT / 11amPT.

    Although children with disabilities are three times more likely to be sexually abused, these children have not garnered the same attention of policy makers, the media or community organization. There is also an alarming lack of primary prevention programs available to this population. In this important web conference, the speakers will provide insights into this emerging issue as well as some innovative programs and collaborations.

    Hosts: Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson
    Cost: Free

    Learning Objectives:
    • Increase understanding of the impact that disabilities may have in increasing the risk for sexual abuse.
    • Identify three barriers to implementing policies to enhance a child’s safety within an organization.
    • Articulate three actions you can take to ensure a child’s safety if she or he has a disability.
    • Sandra Harrell, Project Director, Vera Institute of Justice’s Accessing Safety Initiative
    • Keith Jones, President and CEO, SoulTouchin’ Experiences
    • Meg Stone, Executive Director, IMPACT Boston and Project Director IMPACT:Ability

  • 07 Jan 2014 9:36 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Child Sexual Exploitation: Scope of the Problem and Possibilities of Prevention presented by Sharon Cooper, MD and Cordelia Anderson, MA is one of three dynamic Pre-conference Sessions being offered in conjunction with the 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse March 24-27, 2014 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.
    Well beyond increasing awareness of the problems and risk reduction strategies, this training focuses on a wide range of methods used to combat exploitation and abuse. Participants will be provided an overview of the normalization of sexual harm, with special attention to the neurobiological impact of exposure to pornography on the developing brain and more broadly on children, youth, and culture. Barriers to effective prevention strategies, including the differences in public health, social justice, and criminal justice frames, are addressed.  In addition, several examples of actions across the socio-ecological model and the spectrum of prevention will be presented.  The session will help participants to take more effective action by discussing methods being used to counter demand, engage survivors and others, and build effective movements for social change.
  • 19 Nov 2013 11:41 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Adapted: In partnership with the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Stop It Now! has new prevention tools for parents and professionals involved with children with disabilities.  Children with disabilities are 3 times more likely to be sexually abused. Learn how to create safe and healthy environments specific to the needs of children with disabilities. 
  • 18 Nov 2013 1:47 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Adapted: This fact sheet provides evidence-based research supporting the array of negative educational and academic outcomes, as well as long term economic and psychological consequences that may occur among youth exposed to child maltreatment. The fact sheet is located in CALiO in the Evidence Based Practice in the Prevention Fact Sheets and Public Awareness Tools section. All of NCAC's fact sheets are designed to be used as a public awareness tool by any organization, community, or individual.  They may be downloaded, printed, and distributed as needed.
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