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
We're having very serious meetings at NCA today! Happy Halloween everyone!
Just a few reasons to become an NCA Member Center!
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!