January 2016
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Quote of the Month
"A new year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself and even for others by doing the work that you do." Unknown

JJGPS Launches State Juvenile Justice Profiles
Explore your state today!

Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids presented by FVTC and MECTTA
Wednesday, January 20
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Do You Know?
In the study "How Victim Age Affects the Context and Timing of Child Sexual Abuse: Applying the Routine Activities Approach to the First Sexual Abuse Incident", what percent of first incidents of sexual abuse occurred when another person (either adult or child) was nearby, but not close enough to directly witness the incident?
A. 45%
B. 60%
C. 70%
The NCAC Training Center is here to help you make 2016 your best year yet by offering a variety of top quality trainings for professionals working with abused children and their families. 
Here is why you do not want to miss this year's Symposium, April 4-7, 2016.

Be sure to visit our website to view all 2016 trainings and don't forget to register for the premiere child abuse conference this year, the 32nd International
Symposium on Child Abuse.  

Register today and save $50.

Watch for Symposium Spotlights delivered to your Inbox each week for additional details.
New Study on Child Sex Trafficking Laws in the U.S. Shows Growing Divide Among States Read More

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Special Guests from Korea
Jeon Jee Hye, Linda Cordisco Steele,
Chris Newlin, Ryu Kyung-Hee (Lomi), and
Bong-Soo Song
NCAC welcomed three Korean National Police Agency Investigators for  training on November 30-December 4, 2015.
Linda Cordisco Steele and Chris Newlin presented Forensic Interviewing of Children Training and MDT Training to the officers.
During their week in Huntsville, they toured the NCAC Campus, experienced American cuisines, and visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  The following week they flew to Los Angeles to train with Executive Director Nicole Farrell with the Stuart House CAC.

"Even though we are enjoying LA, the memory at the NCAC is the best and so impressive to us in USA. We have learned so many things from all of you. And it is very useful to improve our system on child abuse and sex crimes." Lomi
NCAC Librarians Selected for 
Premiere Library Conference
NCAC's Librarians, Muriel Wells and David King have been selected to present the research paper, CALiO - Cornerstone for Evidence-Based Practice for Nationally Dispersed Field Professionals, at the annual conference of the Special Libraries Association in June 2016.
Their paper is one of only nine papers accepted for the premiere conference of special libraries. 
Promoting Protective Factors for Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Guide for Practitioners
This fact sheet presents information from a review of current research on specific protective factors that carry moderate or strong association with improved well-being for victims of child abuse and neglect. Topics include individual skills and capacities that can improve the well-being of children who have been abused or neglected; how parents, guardians, friends, and other adults can contribute to the well-being of these children and youth; strategies for practitioners; and resources for more information. 
To read this article in its entirety, enter the title in CALiO™Collections search box.
NCAC Out and About - December
Chris Newlin, Executive Director
Chris presented Grooming - "Making You See What I Want You to See and Believe" at the Iowa Children's Justice Summit in Des Moines, Iowa.
Chris also presented "Child Advocacy Centers and Sex Trafficking of Children: What are CACs doing? What should CACs be doing?" at the Multi-Disciplinary Team Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Training in Savannah, Georgia.
Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training Participants in Croatia
Linda Cordisco Steele,
Senior Trainer
Linda conducted Forensic Interviewing of Children Training in New York. She also conducted an Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training in Croatia.
Andra Chamberlin, Trainer
Andra conducted an Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training in Pennsylvania.
CACs in the News
Dallas Child Advocacy Center
Dallas, Texas
Photo courtesy of the Dallas CAC Facebook Page
The ninth annual Art for Advocacy auction raised more than $300,000 for the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. Over 100 pieces from local artists were auctioned off. The funds generated from this event are for the center's mission to investigate, prosecute and treat child abuse and to support its art therapy programs. 
Has your CAC been in the news? We'd love to hear what's going on with your CAC!  Please submit your news to sbartlow@nationalcac.org.
How Victim Age Affects the Context and Timing of Child Sexual Abuse: Applying the Routine Activities Approach to the First Sexual Abuse Incident
The aim of this study was to examine from the routine activities approach how victim age might help to explain the timing, context and nature of offenders' first known contact sexual abuse incident. Proximity of another person (adult and/or child) appeared to have little effect on offenders' decisions to abuse, although it had some impact on the level of intrusion and duration of these incidents.
To read this article in its entirety, enter the title in CALiO™Collections search box.
Question Types in Forensic Interviews of Children: A Selected Bibliography
A bibliography is a simple list of publications related to a topic, that are compiled into one document. This bibliography covers aspects of questioning children in forensic interviews and includes publications on question types, repeated questioning, leading questions, and much more.
Developmental Estimates of Subnational Crime Rates Based on The National Crime Victimization Survey
This report describes the statistical modeling approach used to produce state-level estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey data and other data sources.
To read more about any of these resources, enter the title in the CALiO™Collections search box to access the article.
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