In the Loop 
April 2015
Table of Contents
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
International Symposium on Child Abuse
Customized Training
Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report
NCAC Out and About
Advocacy Guide on the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
CAC of the Month
Extended Forensic Interview Training
Quote of the Month
What's New in CALiO
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Inside the New CALiO™ for CACs and MDTs  

You spoke and we listened! 

NCAC created a new and easy to use CALiO™ (Child Abuse Library Online).

 CALiO™ enhancements include effortless navigation and keyword search capabilities of over 2,000 resources, all in a mobile friendly site.

Learn about the CALiO™SuperSearch feature and the other new features CALiO™ offers exclusively for child advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams.
Did you know...
Child Advocacy Centers are growing around the world?

Take a few minutes to check out this amazing video our friends in Japan put together to easily explain the role 
Child Advocacy Centers 

Did you know...?

About 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18.

At least 40% of those whose victims are under age 12 are teenagers.

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L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), the L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award is bestowed upon a collaborative team of law enforcement and community members whose innovative civic interactions have transformed public safety in their community.

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Do You Know?

There are several forms of advocacy, each representing a different strategy in the way change is brought into society.   The Advocacy Guide on the Prevention of Child Maltreatment discusses  various types of advocacy and how they can be used.  Which type of advocacy listed below is NOT discussed in the guide.

A.  Education Advocacy


B.  Legislative Advocacy


C.  Media Advocacy


D.  Regulatory Advocacy




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During April, Chidren's Advocacy Centers (CACs) around the country are holding special events and participating in various activities to raise awareness for child abuse prevention. 

At the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) we:
  • Planted a "Prevention Pinwheel Garden" on the front lawn of NCAC
  • Held a Superheroes 5K/1M & Fun Run Family Block Party for our community
  • Chris Newlin, NCAC Executive Director, delivered a keynote address at the 23rd Annual Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Chris will also serve on the panel at A Blue Ribbon Event: Leading the Way in Protecting our Children - An Alabama Legacy of Innovation and Leadership mini-conference
Another great example of public outreach is underway at the CAC of Suffolk County in Boston, MA.  For the past year and a half they have been promoting a child abuse awareness project called "Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids" which is on display at Harvard University for the month of April.  The exhibit features images of the real eyes, words, and abuse experiences of the young children, teens, and adult survivors with whom the CAC has worked. In addition, the CAC held a "Bravery Celebration" at which they honored many of the participants in the exhibit. The survivors come together and reunite with the teams who helped them through the investigation and court process; as well as gain strength from each others shared words and support.

What is your CAC doing in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month? 
Let us know and we will highlight your CAC on NCAC's social media.

Thank you for making the
31st International Symposium on Child Abuse
a fabulous success! 

Over 1,250 participants from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and 15 Countries joined together as an international community to address emerging issues in the child maltreatment field.  By attending
Symposium, you took an active step in improving the lives of children throughout the world.  

We at the National Children's Advocacy Center were honored to have you attend this year and we look forward to seeing you at the 32nd International Symposium on Child Abuse, April 4-7, 2016. 
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report

The "2014 National Report" consists of the most requested information on juveniles and the juvenile justice system in the U.S. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the report draws on reliable data and relevant research to provide a comprehensive and insightful view of young offenders and victims, and what happens to those who enter the juvenile justice system in the United States. The report offers empirically-based answers to frequently asked questions about the nature of juvenile crime and victimization and about the justice system's response.  This full report is located in CALiO™ Collections.  Simply enter the title in the search box.
NCAC Out and About

In March, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin, presented "Enhancing the MDT Response to Child Abuse," and, "Recent Research Affecting Child Abuse Investigations," at the Protecting Delaware's Children Conference in Dover, DE.  

Chris then headed to Washington DC to participate in the National Protocol for Pediatric Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Work Group Meeting.  Chris also participated in the CAC Urban Forum in Dallas, Texas.

In March, NCAC Senior Trainer, Linda Cordisco Steele, traveled to Hawaii to conduct a two-day Extended Forensic Interview Training

Also in March, NCAC Trainer, Andra Chamberlin conducted a three-day Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training in Colorado. In addition, Andra traveled to West Virginia where she presented two workshops, "More Than We Know: Polyvictimization and the Need for a Comprehensive Interview," and "Hostile Territory: A Forensic Interviewer in Court," at the WVCAN's 2015 Conference: The Team Response to Child Abuse.

Advocacy Guide on the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

This guide is intended for use by Prevent Child Abuse America chapters, Healthy Families America state leaders, and other partners to assist efforts to advocate for local, state and federal policy, and program initiatives aimed at preventing child maltreatment.  This guide focuses on advocating on behalf of children and families - specifically, for child abuse and neglect prevention policies and services. While the advocacy strategies discussed in this guide can be applied to many different issues, the examples highlighted throughout will illustrate prevention advocacy efforts.  This guide is located in CALiO™ Collections.  Simply enter the title in the search box.
CAC of the Month
Fort Bend County, Texas

Child Advocates of Fort Bend kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month with its annual Light of Hope Ceremony on Friday, March 27. The short ceremony, which was held in the Sugar Land Town Square Plaza, featured singing by Sugar Land recording artist Debbie Fancher and a proclamation by Sugar Land City Councilman Harish Jajoo. Area Girl Scouts and Bikers against Child Abuse also participated in the ceremony which concluded with lighting City Hall in blue. Free t-shirts, blue ribbons, and other child abuse prevention and awareness information and materials were available. Following the ceremony, there was a free concert on the plaza.

Way to Make a Difference!
Contact Kara Watkins to nominate your CAC for the CAC of the Month.

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Quote of the Month

"Improving the world can be a nasty and ugly and difficult and dangerous business...because when you improve the world, you threaten the entrenched interests of evil people."
Stefan Molyneux, philosopher and journalist

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What's New in CALiO™? 
(Child Abuse Library Online)

A new bibliography, "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Research," has been added to CALiO™.  The bibliography provides citations and abstracts to literature covering a wide variety of issues related to child sexual abuse prevention. Publications listed in the bibliography include books, chapters, journal articles, and reports published in English, for the period 2000 to 2015.  The bibliography is located in CALiO™ Collections.  Simply enter the title in the search box.

Also recently added to CALiO™ is the paper, "Technology-based Innovations in Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs-Examples From SafeCareŽ."  This paper presents a brief history of the use of technology in SafeCareŽ, a home visiting program shown to prevent child neglect and physical abuse, and highlights current work that takes a technology-based hybrid approach to SafeCare delivery. This paper is located in CALiO™ Collections.  Simply enter the title in the search box.