Check out one of our current Stars from our #50Stars in 50 States campaign, Evelyn Mejil of Wynona's House Child Advocacy Center presenting at the inaugural Children's Advocacy Center National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Jersey from last April! The 2nd annual Summit is going to take place on April 28th, 2015! Learn more about our #50Stars here: http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/50-stars-50-states
The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities heard testimony in Portland on Thursday. We absolutely agree that these fatalities are not only deeply tragic, but are, in fact, a public health issue.
It's here! NCA is so proud to launch our 50 Stars in 50 States campaign! CACs all around the country do incredible and often thankless work each and every day, and we wanted to spotlight some of the amazing leaders, innovative practices, and creative events in the CAC movement to show our appreciation. Each month, we will feature a few "Stars" and talk about the work that they do! Make sure to follow us on facebook and on twitter @NCAforCACs
to keep up with the #50Stars! Check out our first set of stars from Louisiana, New Jersey, and South Carolina at the 50 Stars in 50 States site here: http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/50-stars-50-states
The US Supreme Court is set to hear a very important case regarding child abuse reporting that could have serious implications for mandatory reporters.
An incredible Ted Talk from Nadine Burke Harris on the importance of addressing childhood trauma to prevent lifelong adverse effects. Thanks for sharing MRCAC!
Congratulations to Safe Horizon for the official opening of the new center in the Bronx. It was an absolute honor to be there to celebrate this day with you!
We are excited to launch or "50 Stars in 50 States" campaign next week! This campaign will shine a light on the inspiring work being done in Children's Advocacy Centers throughout the country. Keep a look out next week for the first of our star spotlights!
A great piece about trafficking, child abuse, and CACs from Ariel Zwang of Safe Horizon. Congrats on the opening of the new center in the Bronx!
We thank HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for shedding light on the importance of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health so that children who have undergone trauma can find hope and healing!
We highly recommend you check out these training opportunities from the National Criminal Justice Training Center. Make sure to share these with your law enforcement partners!
It's always great to get the whole staff together for our planning days! What an inspiring group of people!
Check out the new additions to the online Victim Assistance training from the Office for Victims of Crime.
NCA applauds Brooke Axtell and the #Grammys for using this incredible platform to spread the critical message that "your voice will save you."
New research casts doubt on the link between child maltreatment and adult crime
A big key to running your organization's social media platforms is knowing who your audience is. Check out this great demographic breakdown of social media users to help inform your posts!
Our new piece with Human Rights Project for Girls on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. #JVTA #EndTrafficking
"For too long have we responded to sexually exploited children...with criminalization instead of care."
Exciting news! Ronald McDonald House Charities® awards NCA $97,000 to support child abuse victims in Mississippi
“We care about our nation’s children and are proud to support National Children’s Alliance efforts to connect child abuse victims to vital mental health support in Mississippi.” ~ Ronald McDonald House Charities® President and CEO J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez
Yesterday, NCA's Corey Brodsky met with representatives from 17 countries who work in the field of child protection as part of the State Department's International Visitors Leadership Program. It was inspiring to talk about the CAC movement and hear about the great work happening around the world to help child victims of abuse find hope and healing.
It was such a joy working with our Board of Directors in San Diego this past weekend. We also had the chance to thank our outgoing Board President, Dr. Karen Farst for all of her incredible leadership throughout the year!
Did you miss the Google Hangout on the Anti-Trafficking Movement from Polaris, UNICEF, and International Justice Mission? You can see the whole thing here!
Next week, NCA is proud to be sponsoring a track at the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment hosted by the Chadwick Center of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. Make sure to check out our table in the exhibit hall!
To learn more about this great conference, visit their website below!
Tomorrow, January 21st from 1:00PM-2:00PM EST, UNICEF, Polaris, and International Justice Mission are hosting a Google Hangout to discuss how the anti-trafficking movement has changed. Check it out here: ow.ly/HEkD8
Promising stats coming from the Department of Health and Human Services today. The capacity to be accurate with this kind of data is undoubtedly limited, but it's critical that we continue to encourage collecting this data and improving our methods of collection.
In just one minute, this PSA from GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services - Girls Are Not For Sale) does a great job at describing one facet of child sex trafficking in the United States. #HumanTraffickingPreventionMonth
Thanks to Senator John Cornyn, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Ron Wyden,and Senator Mark Kirk for introducing the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act yesterday. This legislation will help support and protect victims of human trafficking by bolstering law enforcement capacity and providing funds for support programs for victims. Learn more about this important bill here: