In the Loop
October 2013
In This Issue
American Academy of Pediatrics webinar
Fox Valley Trainings
30th National Symposium on Child Abuse
NCAC Position Paper on the Introduction of Evidence in Forensic Interviews
Forensic Interviewing of Children Training
NCAC 2014 Training Dates
US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange's new Emerging Professionals Fellowship
Technology, Teen Dating, Violence and Abuse, and Bullying
What's New in CALiO
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NCAC's Position Statement on the Decline of Child Abuse


The National Children's Advocacy Center has been actively engaged for almost 30 years in the fight against child abuse by developing and implementing innovative intervention services in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members, delivering child abuse prevention initiatives, increasing public awareness, training professionals working in the field of child maltreatment, assimilating and disseminating emerging research related to child maltreatment to these same professionals, and numerous additional activities. These efforts have been matched and exceeded by countless other organizations and institutions in the United States with one overarching goal - to reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse on our nation's children.  Full statement.

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American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a 
Free Webinar
Practical Approaches with Patients Exposed to Multiple Types of Violence in the Primary Care Setting
Two of every 5 children were exposed to or victimized by violence this past year.  Of these almost 40% experienced more than one type of violence, increasing their likeliness of experiencing toxic stress. The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free webinar to discuss the role of the primary care pediatrician in identifying patients who have experienced multiple types of violence.
October 23, 2013
9:00 a.m.- 10:100 a.m. CT
National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) will be hosting 
Fox Valley Trainings



Child Sexual Abuse-Offenders and Technology


December 3, 2013


Child Abuse Investigations


December 4-6, 2013



Trainings will take place at the NCAC's

National Training Center Huntsville, AL



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Do You Know?
True or False
The National Institutes of Health study, "Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States,"  found that:
Efforts to identify and respond to the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the U.S are largely under supported, insufficient,  uncoordinated, and unevaluated.
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Make plans to join us for the
30th National Symposium on Child Abuse
in Huntsville, Alabama!
Outstanding Service Awards

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to address child sexual abuse and exploitation in their community? 


The National Children's Advocacy Center is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Service Awards. These awards recognize professionals who demonstrate excellence in the collaborative approach to protecting children from the impact of child sexual abuse and exploitation.


Award recipients will be recognized during the Networking Luncheon at the 

30th National Symposium on Child Abuse, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. 


Deadline for Outstanding Service Award nominations is 

Friday October 25, 2014. 


Complete and Submit Your  

 Nomination Application  


For more information about Symposium, please contact Marilyn Grundy at


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National Children's Advocacy Center 
Position Paper on the Introduction of Evidence in Forensic Interviews with Children


The field of forensic interviewing of children has evolved dramatically over the past 25 years as the knowledge and practice base have expanded to more sensitively integrate developmental, trauma, and cultural considerations into the investigation and intervention of child maltreatment. There are multiple evidence-supported forensic interview models which are utilized throughout the United States, and all of these require the interviewer to adapt the model to the needs of each individual child, based upon unique situational variables. This full paper is located in CALiO under Evidence Based Practice in the Research to Practice section. 
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Forensic Interviewing of Children Training 


Don't miss your last chance this year to take this comprehensive training that teaches the nationally-recognized NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure, which is designed to gather the greatest amount of reliable information in a child-sensitive, developmentally-appropriate and legally-defensible manner. The NCAC Forensic Interviewing of Children Training immerses the participant in the most current research and evidence-based information in the field.


Training Location                                  Training Date

            Huntsville, AL                               September 23-27, 2013 



For more information about Forensic Interviewing of Children Training 

        please contact Ann Leith at


In September, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin and former Congressman, Bud Cramer, presented a joint Opening Keynote Address, "Do the Right Thing: The Impact and Value of CACs and MDTs," at the 13th Annual Children's Cove Conference on Child Sexual Abuse in Hyannis, MA.  
Chris also traveled to Dublin, Ireland to present a session on, "Recent Research Affecting Child Abuse Investigations and Prosecutions," at the Thirteenth ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse.  Mr. Newlin also coordinated and presented a symposium titled, "European Implementation of the Children's Advocacy Center/Barnahus Model," with colleagues from Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.  
Chris Newlin wrapped up September by delivering the Keynote address "The Value and Impact of Child Advocacy Centers," at the World Childhood Foundation's thematic seminar in Stockholm, Sweden.
NCAC Senior Trainer, Linda Cordisco Steele, presented two workshops at the 17th Annual Kids Are Worth It! conference in Lexington, KY and presented a workshop at the 13th Annual Children's Cove Conference on Child Sexual Abuse in Hyannis, MA.  Linda also taught a Extended Forensic Interview Training in St. Louis MO and an Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training in Bethpage, NY. 
NCAC Trainer Andra Chamberlin traveled to Pueblo, CO to teach a Forensic Interviewing of Children Training. 
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2014 Training Dates


Forensic Interviewing of Children 

Huntsville, AL

February 3-7

April 7-11

June 9-13

July 28-August 1

September 29-October 3

December 8-12


Advanced Forensic Interviewing

June 17-19, Providence, RI 

October 7-9, Salt Lake City, UT


Extended Forensic Interviewing 

April 22-24, Charlotte, NC  

September 9-11,  Salt Lake City, UT


Victim Advocacy 

Huntsville, AL

May 6-8

November 4-6 


Registration Coming Soon


Apply now for US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange's new Emerging Professionals Fellowship!
The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange is offering fellowships to over 50 Russian and American Emerging Professionals. Fellows will be placed in host organizations connected to their thematic specialty. During the Fellowship, they will work on relevant projects, developing hands-on experience and deepening connections between our countries.  
Emerging Professionals with Russian or US citizenship who have expertise in the following areas:Business Ethics and Compliance,Child Protection,Collaborative Media,Community Development,Education and Youth,Gender Equity, Higher Education,Migration,Protection of Flora and Fauna,Public Health,Rule of Law and the Community, and Social Entrepreneurship. 
American professionals will be placed in Russian host organizations and vice versa.  The Fellowship will last for approximately 8 weeks between January 20 and April 4, 2014.

Act fast, the application deadline is 5 p.m. ET, October 25, 2013
CAC of the Month
Child Advocacy Center 
Mobile, Alabama 

The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile and the local Budweiser- Busch Distributing (BBD) Company launched a community-wide child abuse awareness/child abuse reporting campaign in order to get child abuse reported and children protected. BBD announced that Budweiser-Busch was going to print thousands of "neck-riders" to go on all beverage products sold in the area, place posters with information on display in stores, and attach signs to BBD delivery trucks that circulate daily in Mobile, in order to let people know that child abuse is the most under-reported crime in the United States, the statistics and signs of child abuse and how to report.
Way to Make a Difference!
Contact Kara Watkins to nominate your CAC for the CAC of the Month.






Technology, Teen Dating, Violence and 

Abuse, and Bullying


The goal of this research was to expand knowledge about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology and how the experience of such cyber abuse within teen dating relationships or bullying relates to other parts of their lives.  Findings showed that more than a quarter of youth in a relationship said they experienced some form of cyber dating abuse victimization in the prior year with females twice as likely as males to report being a victim of sexual cyber dating abuse in the prior year
The study also found that one in six youth reported being victims of cyber bullying, with females experiencing significantly higher victimization rates with regard to cyber bullying than males.   Implications for practice and research are included.  This full article is located in CALiO under the Practitioners Reference and Resource Center in the Full-Text Open-Access Publications section under the heading of Bullying.
Quote of the Month

"We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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What's New in CALiO™ ?

(Child Abuse Library Online)


New to CALiO this month is the bibliography, "Mandatory Reporting of Child Maltreatment: A Bibliography." The bibliography provides citations and abstracts to the research literature focusing on a wide range of mandatory reporting topics.  Publications are divided into three categories: educators, other professionals, and the law.  The bibliography is located in CALiO in the Evidence Based Practice in the Professional Bibliographies listed as number 23.
Also new to CALiO this month is "Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States."  This publication offers recommendations concerning strategies for responding to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States, new legislative approaches, and a research agenda.  This publication is found in CALiO under Practitioners Reference and Resource Center in the Full Text Open Access Publications section under the heading of Child Sexual Exploitation.