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:
Important news! DOJ is partnering with Facebook and Bing to expand the reach of the Amber Alert system. Learn more here:
A great piece on the wonderful work being done at CornerHouse to train forensic interviewers!
We at NCA truly hope that these regulatory changes have a lasting impact on the health and safety of children in Pennsylvania.
#tbt to our 2014 EMMY WINNING PSA: Stand Up, Step Forward. 634,000 hits and counting! Thanks to all who participated in making this PSA a success, especially Peter Connors and his team at 03801 Productions!
We must engage in responsible advocacy on issues like human trafficking. Imagery can be helpful, but it can also alienate victims. Let's think of how we can effectively AND responsibly advocate during National Slavery and #HumanTrafficking Prevention month.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here's an infographic from last year to get you started!
A quick link to all of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs "Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse." Especially helpful is their 2014 report on identifying when a child's injuries or illnesses might be caused by abuse.
Happy New Year everyone! 2015 is looking bright!
We need to make sure that state and federal legislation on human trafficking actually has the capacity to provide funding for services!
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!