We're having very serious meetings at NCA today! Happy Halloween everyone!
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Halloween is an amazing time for the kids in our communities, but let's make sure they stay safe this year! Check out these helpful safety tips from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/
Check out the Office for Victims of Crime's new Human Trafficking Task Force E-guide, which provides info for human trafficking task forces about daily operations, identification and assessment of victims, providing services to victims, and investigating cases.
Congratulations to Trudy Novicki of Kristi House for being honored as one of 10 global leaders fighting against human trafficking by Child10 Stockholm. We are so proud of the great work you and the team at Kristi House do every day! Learn more here: http://reachforchange.org/child10/
Learn more about the connections between runaway/homeless youth and sexual assault with this important infographic from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Congratulations to the New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center for the new technology in your center! It is so important that we use technology to minimize the potential trauma a child might go through when telling his or her story.
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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