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December 6, 2017

Religious leaders get guidelines on proper conduct with congregants

An interfaith initiative has created international ethics guidelines for religious leaders to insure proper conduct with their congregants.

–The Jewish Week

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November 24, 2017

Some Olympic sports organizations keep lists of banned coaches confidential

USA Volleyball and USA Wrestling - the Olympic national governing bodies for their sports who oversee networks of coaches and clubs that work with hundreds of thousands of children across the country - maintain lists of adults banned from their organizations for activities including sexual misconduct but keep those lists confidential, officials confirmed.

–Chicago Tribune

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September 20, 2017

Rosario: St. Paul sex-abuse attorney has a birthday, and a new project

St. Paul based attorney Jeff Anderson described the private birthday bash he’s hosting this weekend upon turning 70 in his typical grandiose, almost Trumpsonian terms. “It’s going to be huge,” he said during a recent chat.

–Pioneer Press

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September 20, 2017

Training crucial to real-life work

UIS students, interested in protecting children, are getting a front row seat to a day on the job. Wednesday, a national organization training professionals in the field stopped on campus.

–Illinois Homepage

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May 17, 2017

'Chaplains for Children' advocates for protection against child abuse

Victor Vieth is, unfortunately, no stranger to the countless stories of child abuse in both the United States and the rest of the world.

–Daily Journal

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April 22, 2017

BTS and GRACE offer historic seminary course on child sexual abuse

“A primary reason why abuse victims are afraid of the church is because of the level of immaturity and ignorance they have experienced in how they are treated or handled by the community and leadership of a church.” – child sexual abuse survivor

–Religion News Service

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April 21, 2017

Arkansas Children’s Trust Fund partners with Gundersen NCPTC to help keep kids safe

More than 261,000 children throughout the state of Arkansas will benefit from new child abuse prevention education, thanks to the collaboration of Arkansas Children’s Trust Fund and Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (Gundersen NCPTC).

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April 19, 2017

Child maltreatment conference to include two community presentations

Child maltreatment-related problems such as human trafficking, trauma and disruptive behaviors in children will be the focuses for the La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference, which will include two presentations for the public, May 11-12 at the Radisson Hotel at 200 Harborview Plaza.

–LaCrosse Trubine

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March 13, 2017

Cherishing Children Pinwheel Rally Date Set

The Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County set a date for the annual Cherishing Children Pinwheel Rally.

The event will be on Friday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Melba Shewmaker Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center at the Northwest Arkansas Community College campus


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March 8, 2017

Social Work Conference to Promote Better Future for Children

Creative minds will convene to increase awareness of the challenges faced by children and adolescents and to promote a better future for them at a conference hosted by Arkansas State University’s Department of Social Work.

–Arkansas State University

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February 15, 2017

Winona State University Facility Designed to Train Professionals who Protect Children

The child protection system is made up of far more people than just case workers.

It includes police officers, doctors, nurses, attorneys, judges, and every single person responsible for making decisions to protect children at risk.


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January 17, 2017

Julie Valentine Center becomes the first child advocacy center in the US to add chaplain to its staff

The Julie Valentine Center, a nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families, has become the first child advocacy center in the United States to add a chaplain to their team.

–upstatebiz SC

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