It was wonderful being in Austin for our Board of Directors Meeting. Congratulations to Henry Shiembob and Ed Rhoads for long dedicated service to NCA! We'll certainly miss your wisdom and guidance.
Have you ever thought that human trafficking is just an issue in other countries and has nothing to do with you at all? Here's a quick way to figure out exactly how much a part of your life it is!
We are so excited to have a group of inspiring Chapter leaders from all around the country working with our Director of Chapter Development, Kristie Palestino, today at NCA's offices! We're looking forward to learning from each other for the next two days!
Congratulations to Kristi House! What wonderful news about the expansion of services you are providing.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In recognition of this important month, we think it's critical to discuss the connection between domestic violence and child maltreatment. Check out this report from Child Welfare Information Gateway which highlights some of the key points. More on this throughout the month!
An important talk with Margaret Hoelzer, the national spokesperson for the National Children's Advocacy Center and Olympic medalist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbdAfYhAgE8&feature=youtu.be
Had a great time with Chapter Directors and MRCAC Staff at the Midwest Regional Chapter Summit.. Thanks for the hospitality and keep up the fabulous work!
Come check out our table at the 2014 Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online conference! A great event for international partners working on internet crimes against children.
Last week, NCA had the honor and privilege of participating in a two day training for over 300 child abuse intervention professionals in Puerto Rico. The government of Puerto Rico recently passed legislation providing for the creation of 6 children's advocacy centers throughout the island. It was an incredible opportunity to work with an inspiring group of people dedicated to ensuring the health and well being of the children in their communities.
A really interesting TedX Talk from Rachel Lloyd of G.E.M.S.--girls' education and mentoring services
Good news coming from The Hill. Late last night, the Senate passed the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act which will help close the pipeline that leads youth in the foster care system to becoming victims of trafficking. The Bill will now go to the President for signature. Learn more here!
This article is almost a year old, but the issue is just as prevalent today. We must talk more about the pipeline between the foster care system and trafficking in the US!
Today's the day folks! #EveryonesKids Everyone Gives Day is here to #endchildtrafficking. Donate today to help us empower local communities to respond effectively and efficiently in cases of child trafficking. http://bit.ly/1uE86gl
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In honor of last night's #MissAmerica pageant, we're remembering the great work of Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan when she came to The Hill with us to speak to Members of Congress about the importance of the Victims of Child Abuse Act. We'll have you back anytime Mallory!
This #AppreciationFriday, we're thankful for Everyone's Kids, Everyone Gives for organizing the September 16th day of giving in an effort to end child sex trafficking in the United States. NCA is honored to participate! Don't forget to mark your calendars! Learn more here!
The support from Senator Chris Coons for Children's Advocacy Centers continues to amaze us here at NCA. Thanks for continuing the conversation Senator Coons!
Buzzfeed and UNICEF with a poignant reminder about what children all over the world have in common as they head back to school
On September 16, NCA is participating in Everyone's Kids, Everyone Gives, a national giving day where hundreds of organizations and thousands of people will mobilize to help raise support to fight child trafficking in the US. Learn more at the link below. At NCA, we strongly believe that our member CACs are critical in providing services to trafficking victims that will allow them to heal from the incredible trauma they have experienced. Will you join us in the fight to #endhumantrafficking?
For this week's #AppreciationFriday, we're thankful for all the great parents out there! And we hope all of you find this brand new app from SAMHSA called "KnowBullying" to be helpful. This app provides support for parents who want to prevent bullying in their children's schools and help build resilience. Learn more here! http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1408125247.aspx
This video from MTV End Exploitation and Trafficking provides some insights into what trafficking often looks like and spreads an important message of awareness. It's also beautifully done and very engaging!