India has come up with a new interesting way to get youth to discuss the issue of sexual violence
The holidays can be an economically stressful time for families, and we need to pay attention to how this can increase the risk of child abuse. http://cbsloc.al/1AcoPLz
Today, we at NCA are mourning the loss of 145 lives, most of them children, in the attack on the school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Schools should be palaces of learning where children can feel safe to explore and grow, and we must continue to work for a future where that is the reality in every school on the planet. Words cannot express our sorrow.
We've decided to make every month philanthropy month here at NCA, and this month, we've been collecting goods for the Washington Animal Rescue League. Here's NCA's Dara Cummings dropping them off!
NCA's Director of Chapter Development, Kristie Palestino is working with the CACs of Wisconsin this week on Board development and strategic planning. Great things are happening in the Badger State!
A very interesting article from our friend David Finkelhor out of the University of New Hampshire which has some good news about kids!
American Indian and Alaskan Native youth are exposed to violence at higher rates than any other race in the US. They experience PTSD at similar rates to veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. This new DOJ report sheds more light on this issue and provides policy suggestions for helping these important communities. http://1.usa.gov/1vFuQPw
"Happiness is a human right. It’s neither a luxury nor a triviality. It’s given to you at birth, but you must recognize its existence. It’s as important as the breath of air in your lungs. If people aren’t happy, the world is not right." We in the CAC community agree with Pharrell Williams, and we work every day to make sure that even the most marginalized kids get to experience the human right that is happiness. We hope this poignant essay helps remind our community why we do what we do!
An interesting study out of USC that sheds some light on the complicated nature of data collection in child abuse cases
It's #GivingTuesday! Here at NCA, we know that every Tuesday is #GivingTuesday at our member CACs, in that they give back tirelessly to their communities by providing positive outcomes for kids who have gone through horrible tragedies. Thank them today with a donation to NCA http://bit.ly/1HSoXU7. Or you can donate to your local CAC! Look them up at www.nationalchildrensalliance.org
Don't forget! Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. Please consider NCA for a possible charitable donation so we can continue to help Children's Advocacy Centers provide hope and healing to kids in all communities. http://bit.ly/1HSoXU7
This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for all of our member Children's Advocacy Centers for the tireless work they do helping kids recover from abuse and serving their communities. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
This #GivingTuesday, please consider NCA so we can continue to help expand services at CACs around the country so kids can heal from the tragedy of abuse. Click here and mark your calendars for December 2! http://bit.ly/1xTmx34
NCA's Teresa Huizar and site reviewer Jane Braun conducting a site review of the O'ahu Children's Justice Center. Thanks so much for hosting and all the great work you do!
Last week, NCA's Teresa Huizar spent an afternoon at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center to discuss the future of CACs with community partners and stakeholders. What a great event! Congratulations on your recent accreditation as well SFCAPC!
Winter has set in all around the country, making this a particularly dangerous time for homeless youth. Did you know that studies show that 46% of youth run away from their homes due to physical abuse, and 17% due to sexual abuse? Learn more here.
The World Giving Index 2014 has been released! Where does the US rank in philanthropic giving? 9th! Better than previous years, but we think we can keep climbing! See the full report here!
Check out the #IAmMeChallenge from Silent Tears USA. They worked with singer/songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi to help bring a voice to child victims of sexual abuse. Enter the #IAmMeChallenge and write the second verse to Kara's song "I Am Me." Learn more about the contest here!
It's philanthropy month here at NCA! Right now, we're collecting meals for the organization SOME (So Others Might Eat) in Washington DC. We want to hear what you're doing during this month of giving! Sound off in the comments below!
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We LOVE this! Check out Teresa Naylor, the Senior Victim Advocate at Dove House Children's Advocacy Center with her song "Holdin' On" which was inspired by her experiences working at the Center. Share this far and wide! It's such an important message.
We just reached 2,500 likes!!! Thanks so much to all of our followers for helping us spread the word about the important work that Children's Advocacy Centers do all around the country. Next stop...1 MILLION FOLLOWERS! We think we can do it :) How about you?!
This week, NCA staff had the opportunity to all come together for a couple of days of planning for the year to come! What an amazing group of people we have on board! This photo also features the newest addition to the NCA family, Baby Claire! Congratulations Amber!
The question isn't whether or not Peterson can play football: it is whether Peterson can take a leadership role. "For him to stand up and say, 'I did something wrong. It can happen to any family, but there are resources available and you can learn to do better. I'm learning to do better.' That can be so incredibly powerful," Huizar said. "The key question is whether he will or whether he hopes this all goes away."
"More important than the fine and community service...is Adrian Peterson going to receive the kind of parenting classes and instruction needed so his behavior does, in fact, change? Because long after this case is out of the media spotlight, he's still going to be a parent." - NCA Executive Director, Teresa Huizar