In the News
August 22, 2018
Mercy collaborates with area agencies to hire coordinator overseeing sexual assault exams
Sexual assault cases continue to rise in Northwest Arkansas and until recently there was not a regional coordinator to train and assist medical professionals who conduct forensic exams following alleged assaults.
July 20, 2018
Child advocacy workshop in Meridian
Faith-based groups and medical and mental health professionals are talking about how to heal victims of child abuse. The agencies gathered for a two day summit called "Chaplains for Children" at the Wesley House in Meridian.
June 30, 2018
MARTI conference to focus on opioid epidemic
–The Indiana Gazette
The Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community Behavioral Health (MARTI-CBH) Conference, “Addictions, Violence and Crimes: TIPS (Treatment, Intervention and Prevention) for Families, Schools and Communities,” will be held July 9-13 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
May 23, 2018
Feds' reporting loophole let GSA employee hide child porn conviction
–The Washington Times
A registered sex offender managed to hide his status from the General Services Administration for nearly a full year before the federal agency discovered his child pornography conviction.
May 14, 2018
NWACC Gets National Recognition for Child Abuse Prevention Efforts
Child abuse cases continue to rise and students at Northwest Arkansas Community College are getting top notch training to bring those numbers down.
May 2, 2018
Crimes involving children are on the rise in Taylor County, and in an effort to better handle the cases, one local prosecutor recently attended a very informative training.
April 11, 2018
Paddling is legal in Alabama, but some teachers arrested for excessive force
In 2015, the assistant principal at Escambia County Middle School was indicted for child abuse after paddling a fifth-grader.
February 26, 2018
USA Swimming: One More Nonprofit Board Ignores Widespread Abuse
As parents and communities search for solutions to keep their children safe, another youth sports sex abuse scandal, one that has apparently has lingered long under the surface, has broken through at USA Swimming.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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
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