Today we talk about trauma symptomology of young children in the child welfare system. Take a look here:
One of the key benefits of being an NCA member is our targeted advocacy support!
The NCA is staff celebrating the #Emmy win for the Stand Up Step Forward PSA in style! For those who need a reminder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XQK5fj4Q34
Mark your calendars! July 30th is the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
"Human Trafficking has no place in the modern World." - Dr. John Ashe, President of the UN General Assembly
Yesterday, NCA Executive Director Teresa Huizar met with District Court Judges from Taiwain to discuss the Children's Advocacy Center model and its role in prosecutions of offenders.
An important discussion on how we might be misdiagnosing symptoms of childhood trauma as ADHD
NCA is really looking forward to this fall's Regional Chapter Summits from the Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center, Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center, Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center, and the Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center! We can't wait to hear about all of the innovative training and resources they are working on to support the critical work of CACs in their regions!
Check out Human Rights Project for Girls Executive Director Malika Saada Saar on today's episode of Ronan Farrow Daily. Such an important discussion on the state of #HumanTrafficking in the United States today and how critical it is that the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act being passed into law. After you've watched the video, make sure to head to http://www.msnbc.com/ronan-farrow-daily/the-call-end-human-trafficking
to sign the petition to urge the Senate to pass S. 1738.
This week, we discuss resiliency factors in pre-school aged children who have disclosed abuse:
Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden and Ambassador Bjorn Lyrvall recently met with NCA Executive Director, Teresa Huizar, about CAC development around the world. Thank you to World Childhood Foundation—the Queen’s foundation—for their strong support of CACs. And, thank you to Safe Shores - The D.C. Children's Advocacy Center and Executive Director, Michele Booth Cole, for hosting a wonderful tour!
Check out this important guide for victim and support service providers from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council that summarizes their report "Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States."
Our June Newsletter has arrived! Happy Summer everyone!
We've passed another hurdle in our quest to have the Victims of Child Abuse Act reauthorized by Congress. Last Friday, the Senate unanimously passed S.1799, The Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013. Now that the bill has passed both the House and the Senate, there are still just a few differences between the bills that need to be worked out, but we're getting there! A huge thanks to everyone who has called their Representatives and asked them to support this legislation!
We're almost there folks!!!
This week, NCA's Corey Brodsky is in Huanuco and Lima, Peru with a team of child abuse professionals conducting trainings on multidisciplinary team development for police officers, judicial officials, prosecutors, and mental health clinicians. It's been a great trip in a country that's really working to ensure they have victim-centered responses to child abuse!
Check out some important infographics on the importance of early childhood development! Every $1 invested in early childhood programs for at-risk families yields $3 - $17 in returns #CBHA2014
A few more pictures from our Hill Day a couple of weeks back! What great work done by our members to get the word about CACs out on Capitol Hill!
NCA is proud to launch our brand new website! Check it out at www.nationalchildrensalliance.org! There are all sorts of new features for our members and the public. You can read more about them here: http://t.e2ma.net/message/1uzmm/d85l8h
Happy Friday CAC Land! Check out some of the pictures from our Leadership Conference Award Ceremony last week. More to come soon!
This morning, S. 1799, The Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with flying colors! A huge thanks to U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Jeff Sessions. and Senator Mazie Hirono for their leadership on this Bill. And a special thanks to all of you out there who have tirelessly called and met with your Members of Congress to voice your support for this issue.
We're expecting this Bill to go to the floor very soon, and we'll keep you updated so you can call your Senators to urge that they vote yes.
More great Stand Up Step Forward news!!! The PSA just won the Boston/New England Emmy Award for Best Public Service Announcement - Single Spot! A big congratulations to everyone involved! NCA is so very proud of this work! Check out the winners here!
We are so grateful that The Huffington Post just ran a piece about our Stand Up Step Forward Campaign! Check it out!