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  • 12 Aug 2013 10:00 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Darkness to Light releases a new white paper: Estimating a Child Sexual Abuse Prevalence Rate for Practitioners: A Review of Child Sexual Abuse Prevalence Studies in August 2013 that supports a new prevalence statistic of 1 in 10.

  • 06 Aug 2013 4:00 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Professional Bibliographies: Resilience among Victims of Child Maltreatment, August 2013

    Numerous publications have reported on the long-term negative consequences of child maltreatment. However, researchers have also observed that there are children who appear resilient and do not display problem behaviors despite facing considerable adversity or trauma in childhood.  Resilience Among Victims of Child Maltreatment covers a wide variety of issues related to resilience in victims of child maltreatment across the lifespan. The literature covered comes from a variety of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, and education. The publications listed are books, book chapters, and journal articles published in English, 1982-2013. Links to unrestricted publications are provided. This bibliography is located in CALiO under the Evidence Based Practice in the Professional Bibliographies section under the number 27.

    The NCAC Professional Bibliographies series provides guides to the literature for practitioners working with children and adolescents who have been sexually, emotionally or physically abused. New bibliographies are added to this website on an irregular basis, as they are completed.

    These bibliographies provide references with abstracts to selected publications on the topic. Journal articles, books, chapters, and other publications that are reasonably available appear in the lists. In most cases, dissertations and audiovisual materials are not included.

  • 06 Aug 2013 2:24 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    ECPAT, the leading global network of organizations dedicated to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), has been selected to receive the 2013 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million, the world's largest humanitarian prize. This is the 18th year for the Hilton Prize given by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to an organization that is significantly alleviating human suffering.  

    The announcement was made today at a Consultation convened by ECPAT to develop an action plan to combat child trafficking, prostitution and pornography in Africa which has been growing due to increased tourism, family breakdowns, greater access to new technologies, unsafe migration and widespread poverty.
  • 09 Jul 2013 4:20 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    US Department of State releases Trafficking in Persons Report 2013. June 19, 2013. 

    Excerpt: During this reporting period, a policy change at the Department of Justice (DOJ) allowed federal funding for victim services to support U.S. citizen victims of human trafficking as well as foreign national victims.

  • 09 Jul 2013 4:19 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Press Release: July 9, 2013 from the Parents Television Council. New PTC research finds teen girls the target of sexual exploitation on TV.  

    Excerpt: New research from the Parents Television Council’s 4 Every Girl Campaign found that underage female characters on primetime broadcast television are more likely to be presented in sexually exploitative scenes than adult women, and the appearance of underage female characters in a sexually exploitative scene increased the probability that the scene would be presented as humorous. The study, TV’s Newest Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation includes…only scripted original programs that aired during primetime on broadcast television. Collectively, PTC analysts viewed a total of 238 episodes for a total of 194.5 hours of programming. Five types of sexually exploitative content served as the primary focus of the study. They included: sexual violence, sexual harassment, prostitution, sex trafficking, stripping, and pornography.



  • 09 Jul 2013 4:18 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Federal Trade Commission releases - Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business. Effective July 1, 2013. 

    Excerpt: When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, COPPA puts parents in control. The FTC, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. The FTC updated the COPPA Rule to reflect changes in technology. Violations can result in law enforcement actions, including civil penalties, so compliance counts.

  • 09 Jul 2013 4:17 PM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    A Message from the National Children’s Advocacy Center on using CALiO™!

    CALiO™ provides a comprehensive collection of research literature, databases, statistical references, how-tos and much more in one easy-to-use location that is continually updated to provide current, relevant, and evidence-based information including evidence-based guidelines and protocols; reference material for grant writing; and full-text child maltreatment publications. CALiO™ is not limited to those who work for a CAC. CALiO™ is freely accessible to anyone with internet access and is open to medical professionals, law enforcement personnel, prevention professionals, educators, and others who are not associated with a CAC. Professional research librarian, Muriel Wells, is available to assist you with any questions you may have. 

  • 03 Jul 2013 10:04 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    The National Children's Advocacy Center releases a new bibliography: Child Pornography - victims, victimizers, and victimization in June 2013!

    This selected bibliography covers literature related to various aspects of child pornography offenders and victims. Included are citations and abstracts for articles, books, book chapters, and reports. All publications are English language. Abstracts are author produced unless otherwise indicated. This bibliography is organized in three sections. Section one covers offenders with emphasis upon pornography as it relates to contact offenses. Section two covers literature about the harm done to the child victims of pornography. Section three covers the possible effects upon adolescents who view pornography. Publications are listed in date descending order within each section. Links to open source publications are provided when possible.


  • 03 Jul 2013 9:26 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)

    Excerpt: Live streaming of child sex abuse an ‘emerging threat.’ July 2, 2013. BBC News UK

    The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said children were being "abused to order". Offenders targeted vulnerable families overseas, paying them to facilitate child abuse, according to its report. Ceop said those carrying out abuse used a "hidden internet" to disguise their identity and avoid detection. The report found the number of still and moving child abuse images reported to Ceop had doubled in the last year to 70,000 - although this includes a "substantial" number of duplicated images.

    Read the Report: Threat Assessment of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. June 2013. Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. 

  • 25 Jun 2013 10:06 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Excerpt from the Press Release date June 24, 2013 from Victor Vieth, Executive Director of the NCPTC:

    Two years ago, child protection professionals and community leaders in South Carolina discussed with us the possibility of conducting a study of professional and community responses to child sexual abuse with the hope of developing reforms that would not only help children in South Carolina but throughout the country.
    The study, entitled Silent Tears, is now complete with steps underway to implement the recommendations. Since many of these recommendations may be of assistance to other states, we have posted both the executive summary and the full report on our website.

    To review the Silent Tears report, click here.
    As noted in our report, South Carolina has been a leader in many aspects of child protection including forensic interview training, child abuse prevention, undergraduate and graduate training of child protection professionals, and effective collaborations between faith and child protection communities. Silent Tears is yet another pioneering initiative from our friends in South Carolina and we thank all of them for their stellar work on behalf of children.
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