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  • 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.
  • 19 Jun 2013 9:22 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    There is growing awareness of trauma and its impact on individuals and communities. Currently, most initiatives working to address trauma focus on approaches that treat an individual. Join us for a web conference exploring a new topic in the field: tailoring prevention work for communities that have been impacted by trauma. Be prepared to share your thoughts as we discuss how we currently understand and analyze community trauma, its transmission, and approaches to preventing sexual and domestic violence in communities impacted by trauma.

    Hosted by David Lee with presenters Annie Lyles of the Prevention Institute, Howard Pinderhughes a UNITY Consultant with UCSF, and Guest Khalilah Collins with PACT in Action.

    Tuesday, July 9th at 11amPT / 1pmCT / 2pmET for 90 minutes -- Register!
  • 19 Jun 2013 9:17 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    Enough Is Enough®'s (EIE) Internet Safety 101® PBS Television series which included, "Alicia's Story, Confessions of a Predator, Grooming and Risky Behaviors" was awarded an Emmy in the category Information/Instruction - Program/Special at the National Capitol/Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards Gala held June 15, 2013 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
    The 101 PBS series which consisted of three one hour television shows was reformatted from Enough Is Enough® original four-part Internet Safety 101® DVD teaching series produced by EIE's President, Donna Rice Hughes, along with Mari Bonnemaison, Brooks Moore, Marissa Arbona-Ruiz and associate producer Cris Clapp Logan. Donna Rice Hughes also received an Emmy nomination in the Program Host/Moderator category for her role as host of the program series. Emmy award-winning PBS Producer/Director Paul Roberts joined Rice Hughes as producer for the PBS Television series version.

    Read more! 
  • 11 Jun 2013 9:19 AM | Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis (Administrator)
    NCAC Announces this Free Ask the Expert Session: 50 Shades of the Impact of Pornography with Presenter Cordelia Anderson, MA. This Online Q&A Format will have questions presented by Marilyn Grundy on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pmCT / 2:00 pmET / 11amPT for 1 hour.
    Description: Pornography is generally accepted as a harmless form of sexual expression and arousal, and a legitimate business for commercial profit.  This session addresses the impact of pornography on children, youth and culture beginning with a definition of pornography, dueling studies of impact, the relevance of a pornified culture and what is being done to address the great social experiment of exposure.
    Participants will also have ample opportunity to ask questions of the "Expert".
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