Gundersen has been instrumental in bringing programs like ChildFirst training to the world. Now, Gundersen is spinning off the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) and the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) into the independent Zero Abuse Project (ZAP).
Adults are often in a game of one-upmanship against their friends and colleagues about who has the most to do, cook for, clean for, and buy for during the holidays. For all the stress adults say they have, it pales compared to the stress families in crisis face. And the children caught in the yoke […]
Grooming happens slowly, then quickly. Predators excel at what they do. As a result, almost no child can recognize they’re being groomed unless they’ve been told how. Parents and guardians are unlikely to notice the dangers, too.
Halloween safety goes beyond examining candy and walking with kids. There are ways to help children and families even if you don’t have kids or need ideas beyond handing out candy.
Comments on news stories are notoriously bad, but how bad? New research and court rulings are showing us how social media posts are impacting the lives of children and families, harming their health, and can be a force of support.
In the wake of DCS’ latest audit, the Indiana Chapter sat down with DCS leadership to talk about what’s next for Indiana’s child welfare system.
The Indiana Chapter of the NCA supports the National Children’s Alliance position against family separation. The research is overwhelming and clear that the damage done to children’s mental health is substantial and long-lasting. Children are always healthier, better-developed, and stronger when they are with loving parents.
The failure rate for nonprofits isn’t as high as businesses, which routinely hovers around 70% over three years. But nonprofits face a different set of challenges. When a nonprofit starts and succeeds, it’s often attributable to the tenacity and rigorous leadership of its board.
Recognize that most children who suffer physical or sexual abuse — about 95% — do so at the hands of someone they know. It’s the neighbor, teacher, coach, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers and grandparents that are abusing children.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois’ Billie Larkin is retiring. “This is the greatest job in the world. I’ve felt that way all the way through.”