Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (Gundersen NCPTC) also promotes prevention, advocacy, and education through Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) and Center for Effective Discipline (CED). Gundersen NCPTC and its programs are devoted to preventing child abuse before it even begins.
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) was founded in 1989 by Patty and Jerry Wetterling following their son's abduction near St. Joseph, Minn. JWRC works to prevent the exploitation of children while offering support and advocacy services to those in need of assistance.
Center for Effective Discipline (CED) provides educational information to the public on the effects of corporal punishment of children and alternatives to its use.
No Hit Zone supports healthy relationships and safe environments across the lifespan. Hitting can be prevented. A No Hit Zone applies to the action of hitting a child as a form of punishment, sibling conflict, elder abuse and other forms of adult violence. We all play a role in supporting the well-being of children, adults and families in our communities.